EDINBURGH Airport has today launched a summer campaign to dispel the myths surrounding cabin baggage for holidaymakers after research showed almost 40% of passengers are unsure on hand luggage rules.
Feedback collected by the airport is that many passengers are confused about how many bags they can carry on to a flight, with different airlines having different policies.
Passengers can take a bag of shopping on-board in addition to their hand luggage on all airlines with the exception of Ryanair which operates a strict 1-piece of hand luggage policy.
Just over half of all passengers (53%) at Edinburgh Airport fly with just hand luggage.
Edinburgh Airport is running its ‘Edinburgh Airport’s newest carrier’ awareness campaign throughout the summer with posters in the terminal in a bid to clear up the confusion.
The airport is also highlighting its free Shop & Collect Service which allows passengers flying within the UK and EU countries the option of collecting all their purchases from a collection point on their return.
Edinburgh Airport Chief Executive Officer, Jim O’Sullivan, said: “Over half of our passengers are travelling with just hand luggage but many are unsure on the rules on how many bags they can take on board. This can be confusing for people when they are boarding flights but also when they’re buying duty free items in the departure lounge.
“So over the busy summer period, we’re reiterating the message that the vast majority of airlines allow passengers to take a bag of shopping on board in addition to their cabin baggage.”
Around 35,000 passengers travel through Edinburgh Airport each day during the summer period.