Airport opens the gates to more flyers with £14m extension plan
EDINBURGH Airport's terminal building is in line for a major extension to help cope with soaring passenger numbers.
Airport chiefs will spend around £14 million on a new pier boasting five extra boarding gates. Work on the development, which will take the number of gates from 18 to 23, is expected to start in the autumn.
The development will reduce the number of "coaching gates" for passengers travelling on jumbo jets, such as Boeing 747s. The size of these aircraft means they cannot park beside the terminal building. Instead, passengers are taken by bus to and from the aircraft on the tarmac...................................