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Edinburgh airport has launched a consultation on the potential impact of new flight paths.
The airport said new paths are needed to help with the level of growth seen over the past few years, while minimising the impact on local communities.
The airport is the busiest in Scotland and has experienced more growth in the past three years than it did in the 10 years prior. Last year it handled more than 11 million passengers.
The consultation will last for 14 weeks and has been backed by a large marketing campaign with TV and newspaper adverts, social media campaigns and 600,000 leaflet drops.
Edinburgh said to ensure it can handle growth efficiency while maintaining service levels it needs to modernise to “handle this vast increase in capacity”.
“We need to modernise and improve Edinburgh Airport in a way that maximises the benefits across Scotland and minimises the impact on local communities,” said airport CEO Gordon Dewar.
“The objective of the first stage of the consultation is to gain responses from the public that will help us inform the design of any potential future flight paths. We want everyone to know they have the opportunity to have their say on the positioning of potential future flight path changes.”
He added: “This time last year we were – justifiably in some cases – criticised for not engaging thoroughly enough with our neighbouring communities before running a flight path trial.
“We’ve learned our lessons and this time round will do all that we reasonably can to ensure that everyone has their say on the future growth of Edinburgh Airport.”