first_imgEdinburgh Airport is facing strong criticism over its plans to charge operators 200 per coach to use its coach parking area during 12-14 March when Scotland plays France in the Rugby Six Nations Tournament.The airport’s justification is to balance “loss of revenue” associated with securing additional coach parking space within the airport’s main car park to meet the increased demand during the rugby weekend.The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has strongly opposed this decision. It has led a delegation of operators to meet with airport officials and proposed an alternative solution, which CPT believes will meet the increased demand without the need for any increased charge.Edinburgh Airport is now considering the proposal and will respond shortly.Separately, from 12 February, charges to access the coach parking forecourt at Edinburgh Airport rose to: 5 (up to 20 minutes), 10 (20-40 minutes), 15 (40-60 minutes) and then an extra 15 per hour, or part hour.last_img