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Edinburgh Airport hosts stand-up comedy and theatre to create a memorable arrivals experience


Acts entertaining arriving passengers at Edinburgh Airport

Among the acts that have entertained arriving passengers at Edinburgh Airport is BattleActs, an improvised comedy team.

To coincide with the famous annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, Edinburgh Airport is hosting live stand-up comedy and theatre productions in the arrivals hall to keep travellers entertained while they are still at the airport.

The initiative got underway with German comedy duo Jan and Friedrich performing in the terminal, and travellers are also able to watch performances from the likes of improvised comedy team BattleActs, and Starchild: The Little Prince Reborn, which is a theatre production from Shanghai. Those travelling onto the Festival can also collect their tickets in the arrivals hall at a dedicated ticket collection kiosk.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: “This is an amazing time of year where our city truly comes alive. We work closely with city partners to bring some of the buzz and atmosphere out to the airport and we’ve got a great selection of Fringe performers lined up to entertain our passengers over the next few weeks.

“The fact that we now have a dedicated ticket collection point in the terminal is a real bonus and means visitors can print their tickets here, saving valuable time to explore the city. I’ve already used the machine to get my tickets.

“We’re getting into the spirit of things and want to make sure all visitors have a great airport experience and a fantastic welcome to Edinburgh.”

Future Travel Experience Global 2014

The FTE 'On the Ground' conference at FTE Global 2014, which will take place in Las Vegas from 24-26 September, will include a session entitled: 'What are the future collaboration models that will help achieve progress at the real passenger pain-points – airport security and arrivals immigration?' In this session, senior industry figures will debate the future of airport security and immigration, exploring how things like risk-based security, automated passport control and innovative design techniques can help improve the passenger experience while maintaining the highest level of security.

FTE Global 2014 will also include the 'Up in the Air' conference stream, an extensive exhibition of the latest passenger-focused solutions, the FTE Awards ceremony and an exciting social programme.

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