Scotland business

Edinburgh Airport launches business survey

Edinburgh Airport
Image caption The survey aims to establish how the business community would like to see the airport develop

Business travellers are being given an opportunity to help shape airline routes from Scotland's largest airport.

Edinburgh Airport has launched a survey to find out what the Scottish business community requires.

The survey is designed to build a picture of the airport's current business use and establish how business people would like to see it develop.

It is being backed by SCDI, Scottish Enterprise, the Chambers of Commerce and Scottish Financial Enterprise.

Edinburgh Airport said the survey was the first of its kind and would form a key part of its pitch at the forthcoming World Routes Conference in Berlin in October.

Airport managing director Kevin Brown said: "Our whole approach to growing and developing Edinburgh Airport is built on insight.

"That means continually asking our airlines, passengers and stakeholders about our services and their requirements and then acting on it.

"We'll be using this information to influence airlines on route development and in improving our business traveller product."

He added: "I encourage all business travellers to give us their views so that the insight gain is accurate and makes a powerful case for further routes from Edinburgh."

Good links 'vital'

Scottish Financial Enterprise chief executive Owen Kelly said: "Good air links and the right facilities at airports are essential for our businesses to compete at the very highest level, both domestically and internationally.

"They are also vital in our efforts to attract investment from overseas. SFE's members welcome the opportunity to engage with Edinburgh Airport and put forward their views on what services they would like to see."

The electronic survey, which runs until 9 September, will be cascaded through business organisations and available on Edinburgh Airport's website.

Edinburgh recently reported its busiest month on record, with almost one million passengers passing through the terminal in July.

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