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Edinburgh Airport prepares for great Easter getaway

Edinburgh Airport is gearing up for one of its busiest weekends of the year, serving nearly 140,000 passengers who are expected to fly in and out of the Capital’s gateway over the Easter break.

Airport officials are predicting the following numbers of passengers departing and arriving per day over the holiday weekend from Thursday 5th April to Monday 10th April 2012:

Thursday, 5 April – 31,048

Friday, 6 April – 28,672

Saturday, 7 April – 23,148

Sunday, 8 April – 26,698

Monday, 10 April – 30,196

Palma, Malaga and Alicante are among the top destinations for those seeking to escape Scotland’s wintry weather for some spring sunshine.  Other top international destinations for Edinburgh passengers include: Amsterdam, Dublin, Paris, New York, Geneva, Madrid and Frankfurt.

Gordon Robertson, Head of Communications at Edinburgh Airport, said:

”We’re expecting an extremely busy day on Thursday with people keen to maximise the days off they have this Easter, and as a result we are preparing for a very busy weekend here at Edinburgh Airport.  Most people are going for short breaks, and of course we’ll be welcoming all those arriving here to spend their holiday in and around the Scottish capital.”