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Edinburgh Airport
Port-adhair Dhùn Èideann
Edinburgh Airport View.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner BAA Limited
Operator Edinburgh Airport Ltd.
Serves Edinburgh
Scottish Borders
Location Turnhouse, Edinburgh
Elevation AMSL 136 ft / 41 m
Coordinates 55°57′00″N 003°22′21″W / 55.95°N 3.3725°W / 55.95; -3.3725Coordinates: 55°57′00″N 003°22′21″W / 55.95°N 3.3725°W / 55.95; -3.3725
Website www.edinburghairport.com

Location in Edinburgh

Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,556 8,386 Asphalt
12/30 1,797 5,896 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Passengers 9,384,700
Passenger change 10-11 Increase9.2%
Aircraft Movements 105,808
Movements change 10-11 Increase4.4%
Sources: UK AIP at NATS
Statistics from the Civil Aviation Authority
Edinburgh Airport Control Tower
The new control tower at Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport (IATA EDI, ICAO: EGPH) is an airport in Scotland. It is one of seven airports in the United Kingdom owned by the company BAA, which also owns Glasgow Airport and Aberdeen Airport in Scotland.

It is served by many different airlines including Scot Airways, British Airways, EasyJet, BMI, Continental Airlines, Air France, and Lufthansa. The airport has good road links to the city centre with a bus running every 10 minutes from the airport to the centre of Edinburgh, a number of taxis are always available. Just over 9 million people a year use the airport, but there are plans to make the airport bigger in the future.

On 19th October 2011, BAA Limited said that it is going to sell Edinburgh Airport. This was done following a decision by the UK's Competition Commission which said that BAA needs to sell either Glasgow or Edinburgh Airport.


In February of 2001 a Shorts 360 crashed shortly after taking off from Edinburgh Airport. Both pilots were killed but there were no passengers on board as it was a mail-carrying flight.

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