Passengers arriving into Edinburgh Airport for the summer’s Fringe Festival will be able to collect their pre-booked tickets from the airport’s arrivals hall – the first time something like this has been offered by the world’s biggest arts festival.
From June, a specially designed ticket machine will be up and running, offering festival fans the chance to print their tickets before they leave the airport. The machine will be conveniently located in the domestic arrivals area.
This exciting development comes as The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society announces the biggest ever early on sale of Fringe shows in the festival’s history. Tickets for 2,428 shows at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe are available right now, ahead of the full programme launch on Thursday 5 June, when tickets for all the shows will go onsale.
Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: "We're delighted to be a main partner for this year's Fringe and look forward to the wave of colour and vibrancy that hits our city every August.
"Having a dedicated ticket collection point available at the airport means that passengers arriving into Edinburgh from all over the world will have easy access to their tickets from the moment they touch down.
"It's another step to make sure our passengers have the best experience possible when Edinburgh itself is at its very best."
On a visit to the airport last week, Kath M. Mainland, Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society said: "We have wanted to introduce a ticket collection point at Edinburgh Airport for some time now and I’m delighted to be working with the airport to bring these plans to fruition for the 2014 Fringe.
"It means that people who have already booked their tickets for August can pick up their tickets immediately after stepping off the plane at Edinburgh Airport.
"Thousands of people travel to Edinburgh from all over the world in August and we want to ensure their festival experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. The introduction of this new collection point will do just that giving passengers the maximum amount of time possible to enjoy their trip to the world’s largest arts festival."