Edinburgh Airport has announced the opening of Luggage-Point – a retail and service arm of Weigh-ahead – in the airport’s new terminal extension, offering passengers a solution to luggage requirements.
The new Edinburgh store stocks luxury brands like Samsonite, Kipling, Trunki and Fiorelli. It also offers customers a dry-cleaning drop-off and collection service, as well as lost property, storage and bag wrap facilities – the first of its kind at the airport. The store is also the first retailer in the world to stock exclusive merchandise from Rise Gear – luggage products previously featured on the Canadian Dragons Den that can roll packing and storage all into one.
The Airport’s Shop and Collect service will be based at Luggage-Point, which will be open from 4:00am to 10pm.
Richard Townsend, Head of Retail and Property at Edinburgh Airport, said: ‘Having the new Luggage-Point store in our new terminal means that customers can have the choice of fantastic products and services in the one place.
‘We want to make the passenger journey as easy and stress-free as possible so the fact we can now offer services like bag wrapping and dry-cleaning will be a real benefit to our customers.’
Marc Stewart, a director of Luggage-Point said: ‘We’re extremely proud and excited not only as a company but as a family to be opening our new travel retail and passenger services store at Edinburgh Airport.
‘Edinburgh Airport is growing whilst committed to enhancing and improving the passenger experience. Luggage-Point shares the same philosophy and look forward to working with Edinburgh Airport to achieve these goals.’
Another first of its kind, Edinburgh Airport said that it will also install the new Best-weigh pre-check-in weighing units. Passengers will be able to check the weight of their luggage against the permitted allowance, whichever the airline they’re flying with. If too heavy, the system automatically calculates and advises of any potential charges. Located in the main check-in hall, the machines have inbuilt card payment facilities.