New Year brings more than 200 new airport retail jobs

Jobs boom continues as Edinburgh’s growth and connectivity delivers for Scotland

Edinburgh Airport has today (Monday, January 4) welcomed in the New Year by announcing that its continuing growth will deliver more than 200 new retail jobs at the airport in the first half of 2016.
Its redevelopment of the airside retail space will introduce a range of new outlets including All Bar One, Brora, Next, Max Mara and Michael Kors and Fatface  – adding to existing new retailers Superdrug, JD Sports and Flutes and Tails Champagne bar, which arrived in the final weeks of 2015.
This follows the official opening of the new World Duty Free store at Edinburgh Airport in November which saw the creation of 44 new jobs.
Chief executive Gordon Dewar, said: “2015 has been an incredible year for Edinburgh Airport; the growth in our passenger numbers is thanks to the increased choice of destinations and our commitment to improving the overall passenger experience.
“The expansion of the retail side of the business is a key element of our success. The fact is that Edinburgh Airport’s growth in the non-aero market allows us to be competitive and attract more airlines and more routes in and out of Scotland’s capital.
“Passengers have been taking full advantage of our excellent retail options like never before. And indeed all Edinburgh Airport passengers are benefitting with enhanced choice of destinations, including the 26 new routes between this winter and next summer.
“This strategy has not only seen passenger number grow to record levels, it benefits airlines too. It is good for us, good for our customers and ultimately – with the creation of more jobs and enhanced connectivity from the nation’s capital city – it is good for Scotland.”

 

New jobs recently created 

Superdrug – Dec 2015
Headcount: 32 new jobs
JD Sports – Dec 2015
Headcount: 10 new jobs
Flutes and Tails Champagne Bar – December 2015
Headcount: 6 new jobs

New jobs to come 

All Bar One – May 2016
Headcount: approximately 70 staff new jobs
Next – May 2016
Headcount: approximately 25-30 new jobs
Brora Cashmere – date TBC
Headcount: approximately 10 new jobs
Max Mara and Michael Kors – date TBC
Headcount: approximately 35 new jobs
Fatface – date TBC
Headcount: approximately 15 new jobs