Edinburgh Airport

international airport in the City of Edinburgh, Scotland

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
Edinburgh Airport - Taxi rank.jpg
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; -3.37250Coordinates: 55°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 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.[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. http://www.worldairportguide.com/airport/318/airport_guide/Europe/Edinburgh-Airport.html
  4. "Heathrow: Corporate site - Our company, your airport". www.heathrow.com.
  5. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20010227-0 Accident description

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