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Edinburgh Airport expands Twilight check-in service

Edinburgh Airport

Extended hours and free car park access for passengers with airport booking.

Passengers using Edinburgh Airport’s popular Twilight bag drop service will benefit from the service offering increased hours and days as more people are encouraged to drop off their bags the night before.

Passengers with a car parking booking in official Edinburgh Airport car parks will also be able to access the 1Hr parking area for free the night before travel, making the Twilight bag drop service even easier and more convenient to use.

The trial of the free use of the 1Hr parking area for customers with official Edinburgh Airport car park bookings will be assessed throughout the summer schedule to determine next steps.

The trial will begin on May 1 2024 and customers with existing bookings will be able to take advantage of the free area, while customers yet to make bookings will be informed of the free parking area in their confirmation emails.

The Twilight offering means passengers on early morning flights can come to the airport the night before to check in bags, heading straight to security on the day of travel.

Four airlines currently offer the service:

Airline Days offered Hours of operation Departure time
Ryanair Monday – Sunday 17:00 – 21:00 Before 08:00
easyJet Monday – Sunday 16:00 – 21:00 Before 12:00 Monday – Sunday 16:30 – 21:00 Before 12:00
British Airways Monday – Sunday 16:00 – 20:00 Before 12:00

Adam Wilson, Chief Operating Officer at Edinburgh Airport said: “The Twilight service was very popular last summer, so much so that it continued into the winter months, so we know there is a demand for the service and that passengers like to use it where possible.

“We’ve worked with airlines to extend days and hours of operation where possible, and we hope that benefits passengers who have those early morning flights and want to head straight to security on the morning of their flight.

“We’re also trialling free Twilight parking for customers with official Edinburgh Airport car park bookings to encourage more people to use the service. That will be kept under constant evaluation to judge the effectiveness of it and to determine the next steps for the Twilight bag drop service.”


The 1 Hr parking area is accessible via the surface car park. The Twilight service is free to use.

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