Edinburgh Airport Information
Opened by her Majesty the Queen in 1977, the airport has made the most of the increase in air traffic by continuing to expand. Currently there are over 120 daily flights between Edinburgh and the five London Airports.The 100 million pound expansion is still progressing and it is hoped that the scheme will double the present passenger capacity, this will put Edinburgh into 6th place behind the big five; Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester and Birmingham.
Edinburgh Airport is now the UK's 2nd busiest airport for domestic traffic after London. It is a light bright and open building with a modern feel since if began its first phase of work in 1999 which included numerous terminal facilities and expanded the number of parking spaces for aircraft. As the passenger number soared to more than five million visiting over 50 destinations the need for expansion became obvious. A new Air Traffic control tower is under construction and will provide another landmark later this year.As the foremost airport in Scotland and the gateway to its capital, Edinburgh Airport serves more than seven million passengers annually. Located just west of the city centre, this airport accommodates numerous airlines, sending passengers to more than 100 destinations across the UK, greater Europe, the US and Asia.
Edinburgh Airport operates from a single, comprehensive terminal. Check-in counters for both domestic and international flights are located near the entrance on the ground floor, while the Arrivals Hall is situated at the back of the building. The Departure lounges and shopping options are housed on the first floor. Multiple airlines, both domestic and international, fly to Edinburgh Airport.
Edinburgh Airport is fully equipped to handle its millions of annual patrons. Amenities include ATMs and moneychangers on both sides of security, a variety of restaurants, cafés and bars as well as a prayer room, baby-changing stations and postal, left luggage and first aid services. The airport’s restaurants and two bars are located on the first floor, as are the duty-free shops in the departure lounges. A minicom system has been installed for disabled passengers, along with adapted toilets, accessible telephones and wide doorways.
Servisair, British Airways and British Midland all offer executive lounges catering to business travellers. Business facilities exist in the form of computer, telephone, fax and internet facilities. A conference centre with a capacity for 220 people is located at the nearby Hilton Edinburgh Airport hotel.
Transport and parking at Luton Airport
While no rail line offers direct access to Edinburgh Airport, buses and taxis can easily take passengers to one of two nearby train stations, Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverly, where passengers can book travel by rail to other UK destinations. Express bus number 100 goes to the city centre and the purchase of an Airsaver ticket includes this bus service in addition to unlimited citywide travel on all LRT buses. Shuttle buses carrying passengers to the Marriot Dalmahow Hotel and The Quality Hotel can be boarded at bay 3 and 6 respectively. A taxi can be chartered from the rank situated next to the coach park outside the UK Arrivals Hall.
Edinburgh Airport ’s Short-Stay Car Park is five-storeys high and can accommodate 2,000 vehicles. Additional short-term surface parking is located nearby. The pick-up and drop-off zone allows a maximum stay of 2 hours. Passengers parking for 4 or more days should use the Long-Stay Car Park, connected to the terminal by a courtesy shuttle bus. Long-term parking can be booked ahead of time online. Another long-stay lot is available off-site at the NCP run car park on Eastfield road, also connected to the terminal by a courtesy shuttle service. Designated disabled persons’ parking is available in all car parks, as are access ramps.
Telephone: +44 870 040 0007
Website : www.edinburghairport.com