200 New Jobs At Edinburgh Airport
4 January 2016, 10:02
More than 200 jobs will be created as part of an expansion at Scotland's busiest airport.
Redevelopment of the airside retail space at Edinburgh Airport, created by its ''incredible'' growth in 2015, will see a number of new outlets open over the coming months.
New tenants at the airport will include All Bar One, Brora, Next, Max Mara, Michael Kors and Fatface. These brands will join Superdrug, JD Sports and the Flutes & Tails Champagne Bar - which opened in the final weeks of 2015.
About 160 jobs will be created by the new outlets, adding to the 44 already delivered by the opening of the new World Duty Free store at Edinburgh Airport in November.
Edinburgh Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar said: ''2015 was an incredible year for Edinburgh Airport; the growth in our passenger numbers is thanks to the increased choice of destinations and our commitment to improving the overall passenger experience.
''The expansion of the retail side of the business is a key element of our success. The fact is that Edinburgh Airport's growth in the non-aero market allows us to be competitive and attract more airlines and more routes in and out of Scotland's capital.
''Passengers have been taking full advantage of our excellent retail options like never before. And indeed all Edinburgh Airport passengers are benefiting with enhanced choice of destinations, including the 26 new routes between this winter and next summer.
''This strategy has not only seen passenger number grow to record levels, it benefits airlines too. It is good for us, good for our customers and ultimately - with the creation of more jobs and enhanced connectivity from the nation's capital city - it is good for Scotland.''