A SCOTTISH airport is encouraging travellers to “flysafe” as staff prepare for the return of travel with new measures in place.

New signs at Edinburgh Airport will explain where people need to go in a colour-coded one-way system set up to maintain social distancing throughout.

Protective screens have been installed at check-in, security and arrivals, while staff will wear face coverings and personal protective equipment (PPE) in “passenger-facing areas”.

Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport chief executive, said: “We know how important it is to provide passengers with reassurance and confidence as they look to return to travel and we’ve spent a lot of time looking at how we do that by making improvements to our operation.

“The steps we have taken will allow people to get moving safely and reopen our economy by providing that connectivity that our airlines are rebuilding.

“We all have a part to play in this recovery and we must make sure we do that by encouraging people to flysafe.”

In an average summer season, around 45,000 to 50,000 passengers would pass through the airport every day to catch any one of 300 flights.

Due to the coronavirus crisis, there are only 300 passengers and six or seven flights this summer.

As part of the “let’s all flysafe” campaign, a list of general rules for travellers to follow have

been introduced, including

asking passengers who feel unwell not to risk going to

the airport.

The airport will have enhanced cleaning schedules with new fogging machines to help disinfect trolleys and


For those who do travel, security trays will be regularly deep-cleaned with “anti-viral trays” being introduced.

The airport is also trialling temperature-checking technology for passengers departing from Edinburgh with hand sanitising stations installed inside and outside.