Edinburgh Airport is set for a major expansion next month with work to extend the terminal building’s departure lounge.
The £40 million project is part of BAA Edinburgh’s plan to invest £250 million over the next decade into improving the airport’s facilities.
The latest phase of improvement work can begin after the airport operators announced that a multi-million pound project to resurface the airport’s runway had been completed on budget and ahead of schedule.
Commenting on the runway project, Edinburgh Airport managing director Gordon Dewar said that he was "delighted" that the resurfacing work had been completed.
"This has been a complex and challenging project, involving a number of organisations and many hundreds of airport workers," he said.
The runway resurfacing took eight months to complete and involved laying 25,000 tonnes of asphalt and replacing over 1,000 runway lights. It will renew the life of the runway for a further 15 years.
Edinburgh is Scotland’s busiest airport with nine million passengers passing through its doors every year. It is currently home to 40 airlines and serves in excess of 100 destinations worldwide.