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Edinburgh Airport

Located in Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Airport is the country’s busiest with over 9 million passengers passing through it in 2007. This also makes it the UK’s seventh most used.
The airport was originally constructed as a small aircraft base with a grass air strip in 1915 for the 603 City of Edinburgh Squadron’s light bombers.

A few years later it was renamed the RAF Turnhouse as the Ministry of Defence took ownership of it. It continued its military status through to the end of the Second World War and in 1947 the airport began operating commercial flights to London.

Through the 1950s to this day, the airport has gradually been expanding to accompany its growing passenger numbers. In 1960, after the passenger terminal and runway had been expanded, ownership was transferred to the Ministry of Aviation.

A decade or so later the British Airports Authority took over and further extended the runway and terminal building. To this day the BAA still own and manage this now highly important Scottish airport alongside six other UK airports.

BAA is itself owned by the Spanish Ferrovial Group. Expansions have continued up to now to improve customer services and even greater refurbishments and extensions are planned to deal with the predicted 26 million passengers per year by 2030.

Parking facilities in and around Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport offer a range of parking services and has long stay, short stay and valet parking facilities. Edinburgh has two long-stay car parks which are ideal for passengers going on holidays or long trips abroad.

The Long Stay Edinburgh car park is located within the airport boundary and a complementary shuttle service operates to and from the terminal building taking roughly 5 minutes each way.

Edinburgh’s second long stay car park , the NCP Scotpark Edinburgh is situated outside the airport’s boundary but the courtesy bus service also takes approximately 5 minutes to reach the terminal.
Edinburgh has two short stay parking facilities. The first is ideally for those going on short trips or those who want to park for several hours.

On the other hand, the ‘Pick up/2 hours max’ car park is convenient for quick and easy pick ups and drop offs. Both of these short stay car parks are located a short walk from the terminal. Valet parking is also available and is convenient as it allows customers to leave their car in the terminal forecourt and then pick it up from the same place on returning.

Airport distance from Edinburgh town and other notable surrounding locations

Edinburgh Airport lies approximately 8 miles west of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. It lies just off the M8 motorway and is easily accessible via main roads and motorways in the surrounding area.

Roughly 5 miles north of the airport is situated the town of Queensferry which is famous for its age-old fairs and traditions. From Queensferry, ferries can also be caught which run to the various islands in the Firth of Forth area.

Transport links to Edinburgh

The airport is easily accessed via a number of motorways and main roads. It is situated close to the M8 and can be reached using the M9 and M90 motorways. The airport is just off the A8 from the two-level junction between the Gogar and Newbridge roundabouts.

For satellite navigation users, the postcode of the terminal is EH12 9DN. Regular bus services can also be used to get to and from the airport and frequent services operate between the airport and central Edinburgh.

A mini-coach service is run by the airport which picks up passengers from any location within Edinburgh. There are two train stations within a convenient distance from the airport which can be reached by bus. Waverly, Edinburgh’s main station, and Edinburgh Haymarket station connect to destinations around the Scotland and the UK.

Conference and other business facilities at Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport prides itself on its business and conference facilities including wireless internet throughout the airport.

There are two executive lounges located in the departures area which offer relaxing environments for work or leisure. Entrance to the Servisair Executive Lounge requires an entrance fee whereas the BA Lounge is reserved for special BA flyers or club card holders.

Although the airport itself does not have meeting rooms, the Hilton Edinburgh Airport Hotel which is situated very close to the terminal contains several conference rooms. The largest of these meeting rooms can hold 220 people.

Edinburgh town profile

The city of Edinburgh is Scotland’s second largest city after Glasgow and the capital of Scotland. Located in the southeast of Scotland along the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh is not only the country’s political centre, but a home to higher education, tourism, culture and history.

It is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities of the world with its Medieval and Georgian architecture and attracts around 13 millions visitors each year making it the UK’s second most visited city after London.

Edinburgh is particularly renowned for its New Years Eve Hogmanay celebration and its annual Edinburgh Festival which attracts some of the most prestigious and distinguished acts worldwide, from comedians and actors to musicians and poets.

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