Edinburgh Airport

international airport in the City of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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. [3] 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.

Edinburgh Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerGlobal Infrastructure Partners
OperatorEdinburgh Airport Ltd.
ServesEdinburgh, Glasgow, Lothian, Fife, the Scottish Borders and Central Scotland
LocationIngliston, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Elevation AMSL136 ft / 41 m
Coordinates55°57′00″N 003°22′21″W / 55.95000°N 3.37250°W / 55.95000; -3.37250
EGPH is located in Edinburgh
Location in Edinburgh
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,556 8,386 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passenger change 17–18Increase6.6%
Aircraft movements130,016
Movements change 17–18Increase1.1%
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority[2]
The new control tower at Edinburgh Airport

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.[4]



In February 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.[5]


  1. "NATS – AIS – Home". Ead-it.com. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  2. "Aircraft and passenger traffic data from UK airports". UK Civil Aviation Authority. 3 March 2017. Archived from the original on 11 February 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  3. "Edinburgh Airport Guide (EDI)". Archived from the original on 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
  4. "Heathrow: Corporate site - Our company, your airport". www.heathrow.com.
  5. "Accident description". Archived from the original on 2011-05-14. Retrieved 2009-03-05.

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