August 19, 2006
Normality seems to have more or less returned to Edinburgh Airport following the increased security level last week. Hand luggage is now being permitted again, albeit at a reduced amount and flights are pretty much back to normal. The terminal building and the area around it have seen a lot of upgrading in recent years, and having seen a lot of airports on my travels, I reckon Edinburgh Airport is a pleasant, well-designed little airport. While the airport bus service into town is good and reasonably priced, (£3 one-way, £5 return), travellers will have greater options in the future. The new tram-line will run out to the airport, and finally a train station for the airport is in the pipeline which will serve travellers from all over east and central Scotland. The main train-line actually runs just to the side of the runway, but it's a good example of the lack of joined-up thinking in this country when it comes to transport that no spur-line was ever built to the airport!
Posted by G Fraser at 11:41