About Edinburgh Airport
Having started life as a World War 1 defence base, Edinburgh is now Scotland’s busiest airport and the UK’s fifth busiest. In 2013 just under 9.8 million passengers passed through its doors.
Over 40 airlines operate from the airport to over 100 destinations. The airport has two runways and one terminal. Flights are predominantly domestic; there are 46 a day to London as well as services to some of Scotland’s more remote locations such as Kirkwall on the island of Orkney. European destinations are well served by both scheduled (including low-cost) and chartered airlines. Long-haul flights to Newark, New York are also popular.
There are plans for a £40million investment including a doubling in size of the departure lounge.