Edinburgh Airport in Scotland has said it expects to welcome its ten millionth passenger of the year later. This is will make the airport the first in the country to pass the milestone in a single calendar year.
Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has today formally taken ownership of Edinburgh Airport, and has revealed that Gordon Dewar, a former managing director of the airport, has been appointed chief executive officer.
BAA has confirmed it will sell Edinburgh Airport to Global Infrastructure Partnership for £807 million. GIP already operates London Gatwick and London City airports.
Speaking at the seventh annual Edinburgh Tourism Action Group conference, the Scottish minister for enterprise, energy and tourism, Fergus Ewing, has announced details of the Edinburgh 2020 Edinburgh Tourism Strategy. The plan includes a series of measures designed to ensure the continued success and growth of the city’s tourism sector.
The Scottish Government has warned that it may withhold £60 million of funding following the decision by Edinburgh city councillors to halt the capital’s trams project at Haymarket.