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Edinburgh (EDI) Airport

Edinburgh EDI Airport Overview

Edinburgh International Airport EDI - one of the United Kingdom’s fastest-growing airports, serves Scotland and its capital city Edinburgh.  The Airport is owned by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). It has been been voted by ACI 'Best European Airport' in the 5-10 Million passenger range.  It may be noted that in early 2012 Edinburgh Airport came in second among 47 European Airports, for the most positive feedback from passenger.   At the same time it has also been voted by Skyscanner as UK's top airport for families.  It is also considered to be one of the most efficient international airports in the World.

EDI Airport is located at Turnhouse, 9 km west of the city center of Scotland's capital city of Edinburgh, accessible from motorways M8 and M9. By Summer 2014, the Edinburgh tram system is soon linking the Airport with a number of city locations, including the Haymarket & Waverley rail stations.

With one runway and an estimated 9.2 million passengers in 2012, Edinburgh International Airport is served by domestic & international, as well as low-cost airlines; it is also a transatlantic gateway, offering flights to New York, Orlando, Los Angeles and Toronto.

The on-Airport Hilton Edinburgh Airport Hotel (tel. +44 131 519 4400 /fax 4466), close to motorways M8 & M9, is a 5-minute walk from the Airport or two minutes by shuttle service and has a large indoor swimming pool.

Edinburgh Airport has one passenger terminal..

Rental cars at Edinburgh Airport:  Rental cars agencies are located in the new rental car building, just outside of the passenger terminal. Follow signs from domestic arrivals.
Self-service cars: Access to self-service cars charged on an hourly basis, is available 24/7. The cars (Toyota Prius Hybrid T3) are located in the short-term carpark outside the passenger terminal. City Car Club membership is needed.

Present and future Airport Developments: 
1. The ongoing  first phase of the Terminal's expansion project will add 6,000 sqare meters of space surrounding a larger security area (using the curent space the coach park), add new retail space and an airline business center. The expanded security area is to be completed by late 2014, while retail space expansion will follow in 2015.
2. By Summer 2014 the tram to City Center will stop close to the passenger terminal.

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