Why was Edinburgh Airport named UK Airport of the Year?


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Edinburgh Airport has been named Airport of the Year at the National Transport Awards in London. Scotland’s busiest airport saw off competition from five other airports to win the award at the awards ceremony which is in its 18th year. Edinburgh Airport is UK’s 6th busiest airport with 13.4 million passengers in 2017. It has 37 airlines flying 222 routes to 153 destinations with 121,800 aircraft movements in 2016.’


Reading the whole thing, the criteria for the award seem to be about passenger experience – lack of delays, hospitality etc, but are not stated.

As always, earlier evidence of the wider successes of Scottish airports:

Scotland’s airports hit record highs to boost our economy

Scotland’s economic growth evident in increased passenger numbers at Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports

As China consumes more and more of Scottish food, drink and oil from the North Sea, the two capital airports sign a ‘ground-breaking partnership’ agreement

Scotland’s airports hit record highs to boost our economy

As Scottish trade with China booms, direct flights to begin




2 thoughts on “Why was Edinburgh Airport named UK Airport of the Year?

  1. Broadbield October 14, 2018 / 7:42 am

    Well, it wasn’t for their parking facilities and charges. Recently, I took my brother there for his flight back to USA. Took us about 15mins to get a parking space, helped him in with his luggage, checked-in, had a coffee, saw him to Security. £15 for the “pleasure” of parking in my EV. Sorry, but that’s a rip-off.


    • Ian Hastings October 14, 2018 / 12:22 pm

      It costs 1 pound to use the drop off point although you have to be quick. £1.00 for the first 3 minutes then the costs mount up so forget the coffee.


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