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TIN news:  Scotland's Edinburgh Airport has launched a consultation to assess the possible impact of changing flight paths above Edinburgh and the surrounding areas.
The airspace capacity of Edinburgh Airport was designed in the 1970s when the airport handled only approximately 1 million passengers every year.
Last year, the airport handled more than 11.1 million passengers.
"The objective of the first stage of the consultation is to gain responses from the public that will help us inform the design of any potential future flight paths,"
With the significant rise in air travel, Edinburgh Airport aims to upgrade its airspace to handle growing passenger numbers, while being able to maintain required service levels.
Edinburgh Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar said: "The objective of the first stage of the consultation is to gain responses from the public that will help us inform the design of any potential future flight paths.
"We want everyone to know they have the opportunity to have their say on the positioning of potential future flight path changes."
The airport will engage in an airspace change programme (ACP), which involves a two-stage consultation process.
Dewar added: "We are absolutely committed to undertaking a robust and meaningful consultation process; to give stakeholders even greater confidence we have commissioned the Consultation Institute to conduct a Quality Assurance of our consultation process."
The first stage of the consultation process will focus on collecting views from the public.
Results from the first stage will help guide the development of future flight path options, which will be presented in the second stage, slated to begin on 16 December.

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