Visitors arriving at Edinburgh Airport for this summer’s Fringe Festival will be able to collect their pre-booked Fringe tickets from the airport – a first ever offer by the world’s biggest arts festival.
From June, a specially designed ticket machine will be installed at the airport, offering festival fans and visitors the chance to print their tickets before they leave the airport. The machine will be located in the domestic arrivals area.
The move comes as The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society announced the biggest ever early sale of Fringe shows. Tickets for 2,428 shows at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe are currently on sale. Tickets for all the shows will go on sale when the full programme launch on June 5.
Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: ‘We’re delighted to be a main partner for this year’s Fringe and look forward to the wave of colour and vibrancy that hits our city every August.
‘Having a dedicated ticket collection point available at the airport means that passengers arriving into Edinburgh from all over the world will have easy access to their tickets from the moment they touch down.
‘It’s another step to make sure our passengers have the best experience possible when Edinburgh itself is at its very best.’
On a visit to the airport last week, Kath M. Mainland, Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, said: ‘We have wanted to introduce a ticket collection point at Edinburgh Airport for some time now and I’m delighted to be working with the airport to bring these plans to fruition for the 2014 Fringe.
‘It means that people who have already booked their tickets for August can pick up their tickets immediately after stepping off the plane at Edinburgh Airport.
‘Thousands of people travel to Edinburgh from all over the world in August and we want to ensure their festival experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. The introduction of this new collection point will do just that giving passengers the maximum amount of time possible to enjoy their trip to the world’s largest arts festival.’