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Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

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Located in the Ingliston area of Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh Airport hosts 33 airlines carrying over 12 million passengers per year to 130 destinations, primarily across Europe and North America.

Originally known as Turnhouse Aerodrome, the airport began life in 1916 as the most northerly British air defence base during the First World War. After the formation of the RAF in 1918, the land was bought by the Ministry of Defence and renamed as RAF Turnhouse.

Commercial services were launched in the 1940s flying between London and Edinburgh and international services started in 1962. Initially passengers could travel to Dublin but during the 1970s the offering was expanded to include popular destinations in western Europe.

Today Edinburgh Airport has two runways and a single passenger terminal. Edinburgh Airport is Scotland’s busiest airport and the sixth busiest in the United Kingdom. 

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