An innovative new service which uses the latest technology will put valet parking at heart of Edinburgh Airport’s parking approach to use its space more efficiently.

The airport is investing £12 million in the new service which will see a dedicated facility being built on the current surface car park and an additional 5000 parking spaces being provided by 2021.

The new service, which will begin this summer, has been designed to be as straightforward as possible for customers. Passengers drive their cars through the new dedicated entrance where HD cameras will take 360-degree images of the vehicle. Cars proceed to and park in one of the ferry lanes, passengers then have a short walk to purpose-built reception area. At the kiosks, passengers scan their digital ticket from the app, email or type in booking reference. They then check their car in, tag their keys before dropping them through a secure chute.

On return, passengers scan their QR code and retrieve their key from a locker and receive information on where their car is parked and ready to go.