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Edinburgh Airport gears up for busiest weekend of the year

Edinburgh Airport is set to welcome almost 100,000 passengers through its doors this weekend, which looks set to be the busiest of the year so far.

With the school summer holidays officially underway, Scotland's busiest airport is gearing up for a huge influx of departing passengers, with Friday seeing almost 21,000 people leaving Scotland for sunnier climes.

With a huge number of destinations to choose from, including Orlando, Cancun and Alicante, plus exciting new additions such as Cagliari, Bologna and Sharm El Sheikh, customers will have an unrivalled selection of summer holidays to pick from.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: "The summer months are always an incredibly busy time for us here at Edinburgh Airport with families jetting off on their annual summer holiday.

"We're delighted that this year looks set to be our busiest summer on record, with this weekend, the start of the traditional trade fortnight, looking set to be the busiest weekend of the year so far.

"We work extremely hard to give our passengers the very best choice when it comes to deciding on their summer getaway. We have a fantastic selection of destinations to choose from and we'll continue to listen to what our customers want from us.

"Our ultimate goal is to make their experience of Edinburgh Airport as enjoyable as possible so this year we will once again have a range of family-friendly entertainment dotted throughout the check-in terminal and departure lounge. We will also be operating our family lane once again at security to ensure families can progress through security as quickly and easily as possible."

Day No of passengers
Thursday 20,440
Friday 20,978
Saturday 16,990
Sunday 20,254
Monday 20,639