A Masterplan for
Edinburgh Airport, for the next 25 years, was revealed in May 2005.
This plan will be subject to public consultation until December 2005.
proposes a £1bn expansion of the airport, in phases, more than doubling
the size of the airport by 2030, and taking up land currently used for the
Royal Highland Show.
- Terminal facilities would be expanded by
- The second runway to the north of the
existing runway, would be added by 2030.
The number of passengers
using Edinburgh airport is expected to increase from 8 million pa in 2005
to 26 million in 2030.
There are already plans
to build a
new railway station under the airport by 2009, but these have still to
be formally approved.
Edinburgh Evening News
19 May 2005, pp.1,6,7,12.