In November 2009 Edinburgh Airport unveiled its brand new departure lounge, the first phase of a £40 million redevelopment of the terminal building and the biggest single project in the airport’s 32 year history.
The three year transformation of the terminal allows Edinburgh Airport to handle current and future passenger volumes, with as many as 13 million passengers expected to pass through the airport every year.
Over 2,600 square metres of new space was officially opened to passengers, following the construction of a major extension to the north of the existing terminal. 450 additional seats have been provided and the popular view of the Edinburgh Airport runway and airfield, lost during the construction works, has now returned.
Commenting on the opening of the new departure lounge, Managing Director of Edinburgh Airport, Gordon Dewar said “The fact this project has been delivered on time and on budget shows the hard work and professionalism of the team at the airport and Balfour Beatty Plc who have been carrying out the work.”
This project was the first to be undertaken by PFP at Edinburgh Airport. Since the new departure lounge was opened PFP have also completed works in the new airport Search Expansion project to the east of the site and the temporary immigration facility for Qatar Airlines, both officially opened in 2015.