UK-based International Currency Exchange (ICE) has been selected as the sole foreign exchange provider at Edinburgh Airport.

Under the contract, ICE will offer foreign exchange and prepaid currency card services at the airport for five years, starting from May.

ICE currently operates five branches in the airport’s arrivals and departure halls.

"As Scotland’s busiest airport, we’re committed to ensure that our customers have the very best choice of services."

Twelve multi-currency ATMs have also been installed to provide passengers with quick access to euros.

A spokesperson from Edinburgh Airport said: "As Scotland’s busiest airport, we’re committed to ensure that our customers have the very best choice of services. Foreign exchange services are a core part of any airport offering and it was important we selected a provider that understood the customer and were focused on delivering convenience and value."

ICE COO Koko Sarkari said: "This is a significant award for ICE, as it boosts our presence in the UK, while opening up our services to a whole new audience of passengers.

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"Convenience and value are key and our focus is on delivering foreign exchange services in a way our customers want it, whether it is via branch, airport, ATM or online."

With the contract, ICE has replaced American Express, which had been offering services at the airport.

According to Edinburgh Airport, it welcomed approximately 9.8 million passengers 2013, representing the busiest year ever for a Scottish airport.