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Edinburgh Airport is the UK’s fastest growing airport, boasting an impressive 14.3 million passengers in 2018.

It is the UK’s fifth busiest airport in terms of passenger numbers, and Scotland’s busiest airport. The city not only draws business passengers for being the UK’s second largest financial hub, but also draws leisure passengers via its reputation for arts and culture with popular events such as the annual Edinburgh Festival. In 2018, Edinburgh Airport has continued their trend of breaking records, by achieving their busiest ever January and February, with 837,542 and 846,502 passengers passing through their doors respectively. Additionally, Edinburgh Airport became the first airport in Scotland to achieve an ‘Autism Friendly Award’ in recognition of the accessible and supportive environment created for autistic passengers.

 

Source: Edinburgh Airport Ltd 2018, CAA 2016; Frontier 2015

14,600,000

Total Passengers per year

151

Destinations

1h 23m

Dwell time

Top destinations

Heathrow

Stansted

Gatwick

London City

Amsterdam

Dublin

Passenger profiles

Gender

Male 0

Female 0

Residency

UK 0

Foreign 0

Age

55+ 0

45 – 54 0

35 – 44 0

25 – 34 0

16–24 0

Destination by country groups

UK 0

Other EU 0

North America 0

Central and South America 0

Africa and Middle East 0

Asia 0

Australasia 0

Socio-economic group

AB 0

C1 0

C2 0

DE 0

Passenger Type

Business 0

Leisure 0

Passenger numbers

MonthArrivalsDepartures
Aug-18685,259787,873
Sep-18635,429730,597
Oct-18615,010707,392
Nov-18486,050559,658
Dec-18477,514549,611
Jan-19427,918492,556
Feb-19436,719502,693
Mar-19514,676592,322
Apr-19585,289673,227
May-19642,395738,792
Jun-19657,622755,990
Jul-19701,856806,730
Total6,865,7377,897,441

Airlines

Retailers

Edinburgh’s retail offering is perfectly suited to its upmarket audience. The airport staple World Duty Free is ever-popular, and luxury retailers including Hugo Boss and Jo Malone create a luxurious Departure Lounge setting.