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Edinburgh Airport seeks Routes to Growth

A team from Edinburgh Airport is returning to the Capital having met more than 20 airlines and putting Edinburgh’s case to them at the 17th World Route Development Forum in Berlin last weekend.

The Forum, which saw over 350 airports, 250 airlines and a 100 tourism (and related companies) come together, is the place to ensure that Edinburgh Airport is at the forefront of airlines’ minds as they plan their route development in the coming years

The Edinburgh Airport team attended the event, armed with insight from the Scottish business and tourism communities, our politicians and Edinburgh’s passengers to assist in the compelling case for airlines to either come to Edinburgh for the first time or grow their existing operations.

Janice Antonson, Edinburgh Airport’s Head of Aviation and Marketing, and the team met with 20 airlines during their time at the Forum. Some of those are existing customers and some new.

She said: “This Forum is an important part of our route development effort.  It’s the only place where we can meet all of the airlines we want to in one place.  We have an on-going dialogue with our carriers throughout the year however this event gives us time and space to discuss opportunities further and to catch up with our industry colleagues on aviation issues that affect us all.

“Edinburgh remains a top tier destination in Europe and we’re working very hard in these austere times to attract the links our passengers want.

“Edinburgh’s strengths as a European capital are well known and people want to come here for a variety of reasons.  We’re doing our best to run a leading European airport and we believe that this partnership between us and the city is a winning one.

“I’m hopeful that we’ll see many more routes coming to Scotland’s largest airport.”

Edinburgh Airport currently has approximately 110 routes flying to range of European destinations.  It was recently voted Best European Airport: 5 -10 million passengers by its peers in ACI EUROPE.