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Enquiries and bookings – request a fixed price quote or make a booking by phone on our taxi number 07576-127097 . Airport Transfers offers an online booking service for customers. Customers can make a booking 24/7. Bookings will be confirmed by phone . Fixed price transfers from Falkirk to Edinburgh and Glasgow Airport. We use licenced taxi drivers based in Falkirk.

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Airport transfers news – Air passenger duty 50% cut “a genuine game changer”

In November the Smith Commission published proposals  , supported by the main UK political parties, to devolve responsibility for  air passenger duty in Scotland  to the Scottish government. Edinburgh Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar has expressed his opposition to air passenger duty on many occasions , calling it a real competitive disadvantage for the airport .

Airports in England  have called upon the Treasury to ensure that no parts of the country are “disadvantaged” by any reduction in the tax in Scotland, in advance of the UK government setting out draft legislation on these plans by January 25.

AOA chief executive Darren Caplan said despite government attempts to reform APD it still continues to be the highest in the world and represents a barrier to trade, investment and tourism.

A cut in air passenger duty in one part of the country should be matched by a cut everywhere, according to the Airport Operators Association , the trade body that represents more than 50 airports.

He said more needs to be done to tackle the tax in all parts of the UK. “The Smith Commission’s proposal to devolve APD to Scotland is a genuine game changer, given the long-stated ambition of the Scottish Government to reduce APD by 50% in the short-term, to be followed by eventual abolition in the future,” said Caplan.

“Now that the Scottish Government plans to follow our European competitors in taking action on this tax, the Treasury should think seriously about the impact that this will have on the rest of the UK.

“We continue to believe that a cut in APD anywhere should be matched, immediately, by a cut everywhere, so that no parts of the country are disadvantaged in any way, and we urge the Treasury to publish a plan that sets out how and when this can be delivered.”

The Smith Commission was announced by prime minister David Cameron in the wake of the Scottish independence referendum last year.

Christmas getaway starts this week

More people than ever before are expected to leave the country over Christmas .
Passenger numbers are expected to swell on Thursday, a full week before Christmas Day. The next day, 400,000 people will fly out of Britain for a holiday abroad.
Airports including Heathrow and Gatwick are preparing for the busiest festive spell in their history as the annual exodus begins .

Edinburgh Airport expects this Thursday to be its busiest day of the Christmas season. Tenerife is reported as the top winter-sun destination, with Amsterdam the leading city break.
Britain’s second-busiest airport Gatwick said December 21 will be its busiest day, with 64,000 passengers expected to depart for key destinations including Geneva, Barcelona and Dublin. This is a rise of 10 per cent on last year – although numbers were down due to a disastrous flood on Christmas Eve.
More than 37,000 passengers will leave Stansted next Monday December 22, the latest peak of the major airports.
Heathrow declined to reveal its forecast numbers, but Friday is expected to be its busiest day. A city break in New York is the airport’s most popular trip, followed by winter sun in Dubai.

Black Friday deals

today is Black Friday and the beginning to the Christmas shopping season . Airport Transfers Falkirk Have a special offer for one week only . Book an airport transfer and you will save £10 off the standard tariff . Transfers from Falkirk to Edinburgh Airport are £30 .

control tower turns red at Edinburgh Airport to support Poppy Appeal

control tower , edinburgh airport

The control tower at Edinburgh Airport has been changed to red to mark Remembrance Day.

The 57m-high tower will be red every evening until November 11 to raise awareness of the Scottish Poppy Appeal.

The airport will also play host to Poppyscotland’s photographic exhibition Unforgettable Stories in the departure lounge.

It features black-and-white images of people from across Scotland and their messages about what the poppy means to them.

David Wilson, Edinburgh Airport’s Chief Operating Officer, and former member of the Parachute Regiment, said: “As an ex-serviceman the Poppyscotland appeal is a cause very close to my heart.

“Edinburgh Airport has had a great relationship with the charity for a long time and I’m delighted we can work together again to raise awareness and highlight the wonderful work Poppyscotland does.”

Colin Flinn from Poppyscotland said: “We are very grateful to Edinburgh Airport for the huge range of support they are giving to the 2013 Scottish Poppy Appeal.
Donations can be made at the Scottish Poppy Appeal website .

Edinburgh Airport guide

Edinburgh airport multi-storey car park
Freephone 0800-6190575 for transfers , pickups at Edinburgh airport multi-storey car park

Edinburgh Airport is the busiest airport in Scotland. The airport has one terminal building with two entrances , one for UK passengers and one for international passengers. The airport can be reached by car , bus and taxi. There is no direct  rail link but the new tram system terminates at the airport. The nearest railway station is Edinburgh Park which is on the main line between Edinburgh and Glasgow/ Stirling. Passengers would need a taxi from the station to get to the airport.

control tower , edinburgh airport

Passengers who have booked a taxi should go to the dropoff point on the ground floor of the multistorey carpark outside the terminal .

Edinburgh Airport can be reached by car,taxi or bus. Edinburgh’s new tramline terminates at the airport. It has just started operating a full service into Edinburgh city centre.

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Our fares are below the standard tariff for most journies . Phone 01324-883305 for more information, quotes and bookings. Enquiries and bookings – request a fixed price quote or make a booking by phone on our taxi number 07576-127097 . Airport Transfers offers an online booking service for customers. Customers can make a booking 24/7. Bookings will be confirmed by phone . Fixed price transfers from Falkirk to Edinburgh and Glasgow Airport. We use licenced taxi drivers based in Falkirk.

New security rules on electronic devices cause confusion and delays at airports in UK

Passengers going abroad for their summer holidays face extra security checks at airport departure gates . Following an alert about a terrorist plot to plant explosives in consumer electronics such as mobile phones, tablet computers or laptops, the Department for Transport this week warned all international passengers: “Make sure your electronic devices are charged before you travel. If your device doesn’t switch on when requested, you won’t be allowed to bring it onto the aircraft.” The DfT specifies that all flights to and from the UK could be affected. Most passengers will not be asked to switch on their devices .
The confusion seems to apply to airports who have taken different approaches to notifying passengers and implementing the extra checks .
The Edinburgh Airport website makes no reference to the new rules, saying only: “Passengers travelling to the United States should expect their airline to carry out additional security checks prior to boarding.” A spokesperson for Edinburgh Airport said: “Security staff continue to maintain high levels of vigilance at all times and ensure that current security measures are implemented fully and conscientiously. These include screening and checking electronic devices.”

Some easyJet and British Airways passengers from Gatwick faced delays on the first wave of flights. For both airlines, four out of the first 10 departures from Gatwick this morning were delayed by up to an hour, including flights to Venice, Bordeaux and Nice.

Departures from the UK’s other three big airports – Heathrow, Stansted and Manchester – were operating normally. However, BA passengers from Baltimore arrived 20 hours late and last night’s Frankfurt-Heathrow arrival is now scheduled for this afternoon.

Eurocontrol in Brussels warned of “moderate to high delays” for flights to the Greek islands of Crete, Mykonos, Santorini and Skiathos because of a lack of capacity. There were also airspace restrictions in western France and Cyprus.

Visit the Kelpies in Helix Park , Falkirk

Kelpies at Helix park , Grangemouth, Falkirk

The Kelpies  in the Helix Park opened to the public in April  . The park opened with a  night-time artworks exhibition on the theme of Scotland as HOME with spectacular light, sound and flame display, by Groupe F, around Andy Scott’s iconic new cultural landmark. The aim is to provide an iconic landmark and tourist attraction for Falkirk . Drivers on the M9 can’t miss the 30 metre high sculptures as they drive past . Airport Transfers Falkirk can transfer visitors from Edinburgh Airport to the Kelpies in 30 minutes . Download our free screensaver of the Kelpies , Helix Park , Grangemouth .

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Destination : The Falkirk Wheel

Journey time :  35 minutes

Fare : £38

The Helix Park features  27 kilometres ( 17 miles ) of cycleways and footpaths , making it an ideal resort for families as well as walkers and cyclists. The Park is on the route of the new John Muir Way which goes from Dunbar , Muir’s home town , to the west coast of Scotland .  The Helix Park in Grangemouth covers a greenspace of almost 300 hectares. Opening up Scotland’s canal network, the Helix will also offer an outdoor recreational area filled with woodland, park, watersports lagoon, pathways, cycleways, and the hugely anticipated 30m landmark scupltures, the Kelpies.

The aim of the project is to transform under-used land between Falkirk and Grangemouth into a thriving urban greenspace , “The Helix”. This includes a performance area, on which large scale events can be held, facilities for watersports provided by the construction of a large lagoon, all surrounded by play areas and high quality pathways.
The Kelpies will be a major tourist attraction in the same way the Falkirk Wheel is , but with no cafe or restaurant facilities visitors may spend little or nothing in the area . The performance area,  which could host large scale events ,  has potential to bring in revenue to the area  , although it is not clear just how much .  Callendar Park  used to host the Big in Falkirk music and arts festival . Recently Falkirk stadium has hosted concerts by Elton John and Rod Stewart .
The final element of the Helix is giant new 
playpark. A set of 
giant wooden tepee-like structures making up the adventure zone will tower over the park.

Falkirk Council has signed off the £377,000 tender for the playpark .

Councillors were told the Helix Park is considered a “destination” for play and the design had to show it could cope with a large volume of use from children aged from three to 14, be as iconic as the park itself and the Kelpies, use materials in keeping with the park which were also durable and be innovative.

Rhona Geisler, director of development services, said: “This will be one of the prime play areas in Scotland and it is expected to be widely used.

“There was a lot of community consultation and feedback about what would be required.

“This product has been selected because of durability and is expected to last for 40 years.”

She added it is hoped the project, which is being part-funded by sportscotland, will be a “great” attraction for youngsters.

 

A spectacular night-time arts event called HOME launched both the opening of the John Muir Way and the international launch of The Kelpies prior to their opening to the public . On two evenings, 17th and 18th April, a selection of one-off, specially-commissioned night-time artworks illuminated Helix Park, as thousands gathered round the iconic Kelpies for an extraordinary animation of the colossal 300 tonne, 30 metre-high sculptures backed by a pulsating soundtrack.

Groupe F – the pyrotechnic maestros who worked at Big in Falkirk as well as the Millennium illumination of the Eiffel Tower – brought the monuments to horse-powered heritage to life with a dazzling light, flame and sound performance.

Funding was provided by the Big Lottery Fund Living Landmarks programme. In 2005 the Helix project was awarded one of the top four prizes, which kick-started the £43 million project. The plans include a new 950-yard (870 m) section of canal, which joins the river below the four fixed bridges at a new sea lock. A new bridge under the M9 motorway has been constructed by cut and cover methods, and a lift bridge has been inserted into the A905 road. Two high-pressure oil pipelines which cross the area to feed the refinery at Grangemouth have been re-routed .

The Kelpies have become a major tourist attraction in Falkirk, a short journey from Edinburgh Airport . Phone 07576-127097 for a free quote to the Kelpies , Helix Park , Grangemouth

 

Edinburgh Airport reports increase in passenger numbers for May

Edinburgh Airport has consolidated its position as the busiest airport in Scotland with its report of a 3.5 per cent increase in May passenger numbers. The airport entrance can get quite congested from about six in the morning because of passengers arriving for early morning flights . A transfer to Edinburgh Airport from Falkirk takes about half an hour. Phone 07576-127097 for transfer bookings.

The airport, owned by Global Infrastructure Partners, said a total of 937,093 passengers passed through its terminals last month.

International passenger numbers are reported to have risen 5.7 per cent year-on-year to 517,543 in total, which the airport said was down to the launch of a number of new routes.

New routes launched in May included three new long-haul destinations linking Edinburgh Airport with Chicago and Philadelphia in the US and Doha in Qatar.

The airport said domestic passenger numbers rose by 0.9 per cent in May from to 419,550 in total.

Chief executive Gordon Dewar said May was “a tremendous month” the airport.

“We enjoyed two of our most successful weeks ever when we launched four international airline routes, something which we’ve never experienced before,” he said.

“We worked hard with our city partners to deliver Edinburgh’s first Middle Eastern route and we’re looking forward to a successful partnership with Qatar Airways who are operating Scotland’s first scheduled Dreamliner.

“The success of these new routes will enhance our global connectivity and ensure we continue to provide our passengers with the best choice possible.

“With the school summer holidays just around the corner, coupled with the Ryder Cup and Edinburgh Festival, we’re looking forward to welcoming many thousands of passengers through our airport over the coming weeks.”

A transfer to Edinburgh Airport from Falkirk takes about half an hour. Phone 07576-127097 for transfer bookings