CPT has opposed Edinburgh Airport’s proposal of a £200 per coach charge to utilise the site’s coach parking area during the weekend 12 to 14 March 2016 when Scotland play France in the Rugby Six Nations Tournament. The airport’s justification for the charge was to balance the ‘loss of revenue’ associated with securing additional coach parking space within the airport’s main car park in order to meet the increased demand during the rugby weekend.
CPT Scotland has led a delegation of operators to meet with airport officials and have proposed an alternative solution, which CPT believes will meet the increased demand without the need for any extra charge. At the time of writing, Edinburgh Airport was considering the proposal.
A spokesperson from the airport said, ‘We have been in dialogue with many operators over the past few days and we are keen to deliver an alternative solution. The £200 per coach option will apply only if tour operators insist that car parking space has to be utilised but we hope this is now a last resort.’