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Edinburgh Airport celebrates launch of the Festival Fringe

The staff at Car Hire Edinburgh Airport think the idea of having acts at the airport is a brilliant one, as it will get festival goers in the mood. 

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has had launch support from Edinburgh Airport by bringing acts and performers into the terminal to entertain travellers. The annual festival is taking place from 1st-25th August.

Edinburgh Airport Chief Executive Gordon Dewar commented “This is an amazing time of year where our city truly comes alive. We work closely with city partners to bring some of the buzz and atmosphere out to the airport and we’ve got a great selection of Fringe performers lined up to entertain our passengers over the next few weeks. The fact that we now have a dedicated ticket collection point in the terminal is a real bonus and means visitors can print their tickets here, saving valuable time to explore the city. I’ve already used the machine to get my tickets.”

Passengers can expect to be immersed in the festival atmosphere before they even leave the airport and head into town. The initiative aims to offer passengers a taste of what to expect in Edinburgh throughout the month, the airport said. Terminal performances lined up for the next few weeks include theatre with Starchild: The Little Prince Reborn direct from Shanghai and comedy from BattleActs, an award-winning improvised comedy team.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Chief Executive Kath Mainland said “It gives me great pleasure to say that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 is finally here. We have been getting ready for Fringe 2014 for the past year and it feels fantastic to launch what will definitely be an unforgettable month of arts and culture. The sheer volume of performers, companies and venues who are gathering in Edinburgh, many of them arriving through Edinburgh Airport, to be part of this year’s festival is overwhelming and further solidifies the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s position as the best place in the world for artists to showcase their work.”