Air passengers from the north of Edinburgh will soon have a more direct route to and from the Airport following the official launch of the Lothian Buses Skylink service. The service starts on 23rd April 2017.
Edinburgh Airport is Scotland’s busiest airport and one of the fastest growing airports in the UK, especially for international flights. In the last ten years it has invested £219m in new facilities, including £25m on the landside terminal extension and security hall.
Lothian Buses new route aims to capitalise on this growth and will provide flyers from the city with a convenient and cost-effective option of travel to and from the airport, reducing the pressure from increased traffic on surrounding roads.
The new service will not only benefit air travellers but also many of the Airport’s employees, airline crew, RBS staff looking to travel to Gogarburn and students attending Edinburgh College, helping to reduce the carbon footprint of all these major businesses.
The specially refurbished and newly liveried vehicles will provide a high quality, reliable and comfortable service for customers. They feature Wi-Fi, next stop audio announcements and ample luggage space.
The company also announced it will be making significant investment in a new fleet of vehicles for its current Airlink service later this year as customer journeys taken continue to mirror the Airport growth.
The service 200 will operate from Ocean Terminal through Newhaven, Granton, Clermiston and Drum Brae every 30 minutes between 4am and midnight.