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About Edinburgh Airport

BAA Edinburgh

Edinburgh Airport is Scotland's fastest growing airport. It has recently undergone a £100 million redevelopment to extend and upgrade terminal facilities.

Number of terminals : 1
Number of passengers : over 5 million
Number of airlines : over 20
Number of destinations : over 56
Number of runways : 2

About BAA
BAA is the world's leading airport company. BAA airports serve almost 200 million passengers worldwide, including 118 million in the UK and their core skills lie in running international and regional airports. BAA recognise that they can only operate effectively with the support of their stakeholders - shareholders, neighbours, employees, customers and business partners.

BAA owns and operates seven UK airports - Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Southampton. BAA have management contracts or stakes in nine airports outside of the UK - Indianapolis in the USA, Naples in Italy, Mauritius and six airports in Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Alice Springs,Tennant Creek, Darwin and Launceston). In addition BAA have retail management contracts at two airports in the US, Pittsburgh and Boston Logan. Click here for more information.

BAA airports are at the heart of the global travel network. Nearly one in five of the world's international air passengers travel through their UK airports. BAA's integrated three-airport system makes London the world's number one air travel destination. BAA are committed to growing with the support and trust of their neighbours.

BAA investment has developed Stansted, the main base for low-cost European scheduled airlines, the Heathrow Express rail link and many other infrastructure improvements. BAA will enable the airports to keep pace with the demand to travel, notably by building Terminal 5 at Heathrow (subject to planning permission). And BAA underpin the aviation industry which contributes £10.2 billion to UK gross domestic product annually.

Airports with good connections and surface transport access, and the capacity to meet demands, are essential for cities and regions to prosper. Through the Heathrow Express and the Airport Express partnership, BAA is ensuring that London's airports have excellent rail links.

BAA develop, let and manage all the retail facilities at their airports including shops, catering outlets, foreign currency exchange, car hire and car parks. BAA also develop and manage non-retail airport property. BAA Lynton is the world's leading developer of office, warehouse and hotel facilities at and around airports.

BAA's focus on customers' needs and safety ensures that their airports achieve the highest quality, measured by customer surveys and recognised by many awards, including Partnership for Productivity, the first award by the world's airlines for outstanding services to the industry.

Edinburgh Airport - Terminal Information

Check-in & arrivals
Arrivals and check-in are both located on the ground floor concourse. All airlines now have check-in facilities in one area.

Terminal development
A £100 million redevelopment of the terminal building has recently been completed. It comprises an extension to the east end together with extensive remodelling of the existing building. The new facilities include:

  • UK baggage reclaim hall with two baggage belts.
  • Airline ticket desks.
  • 28 new check-in desks.
  • Additional air jetties.
  • Variety of catering outlets.
  • A relocated and extended shopping mall.
  • A joint International & UK departures lounge with combined security search.
  • Additional toilet facilities on the concourse.
  • Completion of check-in hall with 20 additional desks.
  • Relocation of British Midland to the main building with a new ticket desk and executive departure lounge.
  • New toilet facilities in the departure lounge.

Further improvement planned for 2000-2001
Upgrade of the departure lounge in the west wing, new international arrivals hall in the west wing ground floor to provide three baggage reclaim belts.

Edinburgh Airport - Facilities

Left luggage and lost property
If you lose an item in the terminal building enquire at the Lost Property/Left Luggage facility which is located in the check-in hall. Telephone +44 (0) 131 344 3486. If you leave property on an aircraft you should contact your airline.

Free trolleys are available from designated areas in the terminal building, forecourt and car parks.

Baby care
Baby care rooms are sited next to toilet facilities: in the UK arrivals hall, on the first floor departures concourse, and in the departure lounge.

There is one hotel located on-airport:

  • Hilton Edinburgh Airport
    150 bedrooms, restaurant, lounge, leisure complex and conference facilities for up to 220 people. There is an airport courtesy bus, which can be requested using a free phone located between UK arrivals and check-in.

Thomas Cook hotel and travel reservations
Located in the main UK arrivals area.

Hotel courtesy bus
The following hotels operate a free bus service:

  • Quality Hotel
  • Royal Scot
  • Dalmahoy
  • Norton House
  • Hilton
  • Post House

Please use one of the courtesy telephones to request the hotel bus. Telephones are located in the following places:

  • On the wall between check-in and UK arrivals
  • In the walkway at the coach park, opposite stand L

Edinburgh Airport,
EH12 9DN

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