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Access to Edinburgh Airport needs to be improved

The team at Car Hire Edinburgh Airport agree with the news surrounding the access to the airport.

Bosses have warned there needs to be an overhaul to improve access to Edinburgh Airport after an accident meant passengers were cut off from the airport for a second time in eight months. The road infrastructure is deemed out of date; with another repeat happening at a peak time could cause chaos.

The accident happened on Eastfield Road and for two hours caused bumper-to-bumper tailbacks on to the A8, resulting in 10 passengers missing flights. Even after the accident was cleared, passengers reported spending over an hour in queues between the slip road and the terminal building as the single carriageway struggled to cope with the congestion.

Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport, said “There is a common view that the main access road into Edinburgh Airport should be improved and we are involved in regular discussions about this. There is, however, no easy or cheap fix to this issue but the recent road accident only reaffirms our concern and our desire to resolve this problem.”

A spokeswoman for the city council said “Edinburgh Airport is incredibly important to the city and its economy, so it is essential that transport links are efficient. As the airport continues to demonstrate impressive growth, we will continue to work together to ensure travel to and from the terminal runs as smoothly as possible, by car, bus and tram.”

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