New airport service launched by Lothian

Lothian Buses has launched its new Skylink service serving Edinburgh airport with a fleet of refurbished and newly-liveried buses.

Edinburgh Airport has recently invested £219million in new facilities, including £25million on landside terminal extension and security hall, and Lothian Buses’ new route aims to 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 also transport airport employees, airline crew, RBS staff to Gogarburn and students attending Edinburgh College, helping to reduce the carbon footprint of all these major businesses.

“The continued success of Edinburgh Airport is a huge economic boost for the city and we support the aims and principles of Edinburgh Airport’s Airspace Change Programme public consultation,” says Richard Hall, managing director, Lothian Buses. “It is important that Lothian support this through the growing demand from air travellers for a direct, reliable, value for money service, and in response we are significantly investing in our airport services. The introduction of our new Skylink service will broaden travel options for our customers and increase onward connection opportunities.”

The Skylink buses feature wi-fi, next-stop audio announcements and luggage racks.

The service 200 will operate from Ocean Terminal through Newhaven, Granton, Clermiston and Drum Brae every 30 minutes between 4am and midnight.