Edinburgh airport to introduce non-refundable luggage trolley charge

The new fleet of trolleys will remain free to passengers with reduced mobility who have booked special assistance.

Edinburgh Airport to introduce non-refundable £1 luggage trolley charge in time for busy summer season STV

Holidaymakers at Scotland’s busiest airport will be charged a non-refundable fee to use luggage trolleys from next month, in time for the busy summer season.

From Monday July 1, passengers travelling through Edinburgh airport will have to pay £1 to use a luggage trolley, which will be payable at contactless kiosks.

However, they won’t get their money back when the trolley is returned.

The new fleet of trolleys, supplied by Wanzl, will remain free to passengers with reduced mobility who have booked special assistance.

Bays for the new trolleys will be positioned in prominent areas including car parks, pick-up and drop-off areas, near tram and bus stops, and in the arrivals halls.

Edinburgh Airport says that the charge will “ensure the airport is able to provide the best service to those who use them, while also investing in future improvements across the terminal”.

It added that a dedicated team has been created to manage the fleet and “deliver an improved service for passengers, ensuring trolleys are available where needed”.

Adam Wilson, chief operating officer at Edinburgh Airport said: “Bringing in this fleet of newer, better trolleys – and creating a team to manage their availability – will provide a far better experience for those passengers who need to use them.

“To deliver the new fleet, and ensure the trolleys are available to those who really need them, we have introduced a small charge similar to those you see at many other UK airports. This will help us deliver the best service to passengers who use them and invest in future improvements across the airport.”

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