Edinburgh Airport is located in the Ingliston area of Edinburgh, Scotland, and is located 5.8 miles west of the city centre.
Edinburgh Airport Map
The airport has one runway and one passenger terminal. It serves Edinburgh, Lothian, Fife, and the Scottish Borders and is owned and operated by Global Infrastructure Partners.
Edinburgh Airport is the busiest airport in Scotland, and was the sixth busiest in the UK by passenger numbers in 2019.
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Arrivals/Departures & Scanner Frequencies
Edinburgh Airport Scanner Frequencies:
Approach - 121.205
Radar - 121.205, 128.980
Tower - 118.705, 121.500
Ground - 121.755
ATIS - 131.355
The Airstrip at Turnhouse Aerodrome opened in 1915 and was a WWI air defence base used by the Royal Flying Corps. They operated the DH9A, Westland wapiti, Hawker Hart, and Hawker Hind from a grass strip.
The Royal Air Force was formed in 1918 and the airfield was called RAF Turnhouse with ownership transferred to the Air Ministry. During WWII RAF Fighter Command took over the airfield and operated the Spitfire after constructing a 3,900ft paved runway.
The first commercial services were started in the late 1940s. The runway was extended in 1952 to 6,000ft to handle the Vampire FB5. In 1960, the Ministry of Defence transferred ownership to the Ministry of Aviation to improve commercial services.
In 1971, the British Airports Authority took over the airport and constructed a new runway and terminal building. The original runway which is alligned at 12/30 suffered from severe crosswinds and could not easily be extended so the new runway with a length of 8,386ft (06/24) was completed in 1977 and could handle modern airliners. A new terminal was built and the old terminal and hangars converted to a cargo centre. At the end of the 1980s, the airport was privatised and funds used to extend the terminal and create parking aprons. In 2005, a new control tower was built. Another extension to the terminal opened in 2006 called the South East Pier and more gates were added to the South East Pier in 2008. BAA announced on 23 April 2012 that it had sold Edinburgh Airport to Global Infrastructure Partners. In 2013, a further extension to the passenger terminal was announced, taking the terminal building up to the Edinburgh Airport tram stop.
Getting to Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Airport is about eight miles west of the city centre. The entrance is reached from the A8 Glasgow Road, and is close to the M8 and M9 motorways. The airport is also within access from the M90 motorway via the Queensferry Crossing. The Sat Nav postcode is EH12 9DN
The airport has no dedicated railway station. However, it is served by the nearby Edinburgh Gateway station, which serves as an interchange with Edinburgh Trams services to the airport. The tram line also connects the airport to the nearby Edinburgh Park railway station.
Operators including National Express and Scottish Citylink run services to and from Edinburgh's main bus station in Elder Street. Some services also call at Waverley Bridge (for connections to the Airlink 100 airport service). Additionally, some long-distance buses and coaches call at Ferrytoll Park and Ride.
Private hire Airport taxis are managed by Onward Travel and are located outside the east (UK Arrivals) end of the Terminal building. Pre-booked private hire taxis can be arranged via Edinburgh City Private Hire. City "Black Cabs" can be found outside outside the east (UK Arrivals) end of the Terminal building.
• Car Parking
• Drop off & Pick up