Edinburgh Airport prepares for the Easter rush

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Edinburgh Airport is preparing for a busy weekend as almost 150,000 passengers will descend on the airport for their annual Easter break.

Around 80,000 passengers will depart from the airport, with many heading off to sunnier climes like Malaga in Spain and for city breaks to places like Paris, Amsterdam and Dublin.

 

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While around 70,000 people are expected to fly into Edinburgh between Thursday and Monday.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: “Easter is always a very busy time at Edinburgh Airport as thousands of people travel through the terminal.

“Easter passenger numbers have increased by 18% this year compared to 2014 as Easter has fallen at the start of the school holidays.

“Traditional sunshine destinations like Malaga and Paris are still very popular as people jet off for some early sunshine.

“Of course many families will be staying in the UK and travelling to places down south like Bristol and London.

He added: “Although we’re not anticipating any issues, certain peaks over the next few days will be very busy so we’re encouraging passengers to be ready for security and ensure all liquids, gels and pastes are 100ml or less and are presented in clear plastic bags.”

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