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Rugby Six Nations Sees Edinburgh Prepare for Busiest Day Ever!

Passengers are being warned to prepare for the Edinburgh Airport’s busiest ever day, this Sunday, 9th March, but assures them that they have put plans and procedures in place to make everyone’s journey run smoothly and quickly.

Over 20,000 passengers will take off from the airport on Sunday as huge amounts of French rugby supporters travel out of Scotland after the Six Nations match, which happens this Saturday.

Huge numbers of rugby fans have been flying into the airport over the last few days, with over 19,000 flying in tomorrow, Friday 7th!

Passengers are being reminded to bear in mind surrounding airport roads could be very busy and to remember hand luggage security rules to make passing through security seamless and arriving on time.

David Wilson, Chief Operating Officer at Edinburgh Airport, said: “This weekend looks set to be a record breaker for us and we’re looking forward to welcoming the many thousands of passengers into the city over the coming days.

“We’re working hard to get ready and have plans in place ahead of the weekend. A huge increase in passenger numbers like this, in such a short space of time, presents a number of challenges, so we’re calling on passengers to be prepared, especially before going through security.

“Due to the airport being extremely busy, passengers may experience some disruption. However, we are working with our airport and city partners to make sure this weekend runs as smoothly as possible.”