July 2007: Birmingham was voted the best airport in Europe in the 5 million to 10 million passengers per year category. November 2007: The airport published a master plan for its development up to 2030, called "Towards 2030: Planning a Sustainable Future for Air Transport in the Midlands". This sets out details of changes to the terminals, airfield layout and off-site infrastructure. As with all large scale plans, the proposals are controversial, with opposition from environmentalists and local residents. In particular the requirement for a second parallel runway based on projected demand was disputed by opponents. Although initial plans for a second runway were scrapped, this is now firmly back on the airport's agenda ahead of the report into Britain's aviation strategy being published. Plans for a 2nd runway on the other side of the M42 and a new terminal building and business park have been published, and they could help to create around 250,000 jobs. It has been estimated that if these plans went ahead, the airport could handle around 70,000,000 passengers annually, and around 500,000 aircraft movements. January 2008: The shorter runway (06/24) was decommissioned. It had been used less often due to its short length, noise impact, and its inconvenient position crossing the main runway making it uneconomic to continue operation. The closure also allowed for apron expansion on both sides of the main runway. However it remains open as a taxiway and a helicopter airstrip
Once you have booked either park and ride or meet and greet parking at Edinburgh Airport you will recieve a follow up email with self explanatory instructions on what to do on the dates you have booked. If you have booked meet and greet you will be required to ring the number provided in the email, if you have booked Park and ride you will be required to drive to the directions provided in the Email . You will be able to cancel the booking by clicking the cancel link in the confirmation email. Please be sure to check your spam box for the email if you didn't recieve one.
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