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EDI Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: EDI / EGPH
Airport Name: Edinburgh Airport
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 55°57'0"N by 3°22'21"W
Area Served: Edinburgh, Lothian, Fife, the Scottish Borders and Central Scotland
Operator/Owner: Global Infrastructure Partners
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 136 feet (41 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Edinburgh Airport (EDI):

  • The closest airport to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is Perth Airport (PSL), which is located 34 miles (55 kilometers) N of EDI.
  • In 2013 a further extension to the passenger terminal was announced, taking the terminal building up to the Edinburgh Airport tram stop.
  • In 1952 the runway was extended to 6000 ft to handle the Vampire FB5s operated by the based 603 Squadron.
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) has 2 runways.
  • When the war ended the airfield still remained under military control, but by the late 1940s the first commercial services were launched.
  • In 2005, a new 57 m tall air traffic control tower was completed at a cost of £10m.
  • The furthest airport from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS), which is located 11,713 miles (18,850 kilometers) away in Stewart Island, New Zealand.
  • There are currently no direct rail links to Edinburgh Airport, although it lies very close to the Fife Circle and the Edinburgh-Glasgow railway lines.
  • The likelihood of an additional runway has been thrown into doubt following a revised masterplan in January 2011, with passenger numbers expected to be lower than previously thought - 12.3 million by 2020 and 20 million by 2040.
  • Because of Edinburgh Airport's relatively low elevation of 136 feet, planes can take off or land at Edinburgh Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • Edinburgh Airport handled 9,775,443 passengers last year.
  • When the Second World War broke out, RAF Fighter Command took control over the airfield and a runway of 3,900 ft was paved to handle the Supermarine Spitfire.

Map of Nearest Airports from Edinburgh Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Edinburgh Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
133.93 miles (54.61 km) NPerth Airport (PSL)Perth, Scotland, United KingdomView Perth Airport on a map Set PSL as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
235.08 miles (56.45 km) NNERAF Leuchars (ADX)St Andrews, Scotland, United KingdomView RAF Leuchars on a map Set ADX as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Leuchars
337.19 miles (59.85 km) NNEDundee Airport (DND)Dundee, Scotland, United KingdomView Dundee Airport on a map Set DND as destination Airport Get more information about Dundee Airport
441.42 miles (66.66 km) WGlasgow International Airport (GLA)Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomView Glasgow International Airport on a map Set GLA as destination Airport Get more information about Glasgow International Airport
556.45 miles (90.85 km) WSWGlasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK)Prestwick (near Glasgow), Scotland, United KingdomView Glasgow-Prestwick Airport on a map Set PIK as destination Airport Get more information about Glasgow-Prestwick Airport
673.36 miles (118.06 km) SSECarlisle Lake District Airport (CAX)Carlisle, England, United KingdomView Carlisle Lake District Airport on a map Set CAX as destination Airport Get more information about Carlisle Lake District Airport
791.15 miles (146.68 km) SENewcastle Airport (NCL)Newcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomView Newcastle Airport on a map Set NCL as destination Airport Get more information about Newcastle Airport
896.87 miles (155.90 km) WSWCampbeltown Airport (CAL)Campbeltown, Scotland, United KingdomView Campbeltown Airport on a map Set CAL as destination Airport Get more information about Campbeltown Airport
997.40 miles (156.75 km) NNEAberdeen International Airport (ABZ)Aberdeen, Scotland, United KingdomView Aberdeen International Airport on a map Set ABZ as destination Airport Get more information about Aberdeen International Airport
10111.14 miles (178.86 km) WColonsay Airport (CSA)Colonsay, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, United KingdomView Colonsay Airport on a map Set CSA as destination Airport Get more information about Colonsay Airport
11112.96 miles (181.80 km) NNWInverness Airport (INV)Inverness, Scotland, United KingdomView Inverness Airport on a map Set INV as destination Airport Get more information about Inverness Airport
12113.58 miles (182.78 km) WIslay Airport (ILY)Islay, Scotland, United KingdomView Islay Airport on a map Set ILY as destination Airport Get more information about Islay Airport
13117.64 miles (189.32 km) NKinloss Barracks (FSS)Forres, Scotland, United KingdomView Kinloss Barracks on a map Set FSS as destination Airport Get more information about Kinloss Barracks
14121.28 miles (195.19 km) NRAF Lossiemouth (LMO)Lossiemouth, Scotland, United KingdomView RAF Lossiemouth on a map Set LMO as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Lossiemouth
15125.58 miles (202.10 km) SEDurham Tees Valley Airport (MME)Teesside, England, United KingdomView Durham Tees Valley Airport on a map Set MME as destination Airport Get more information about Durham Tees Valley Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Edinburgh Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Edinburgh Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,712.80 miles (18,849.87 km) SERyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
211,690.69 miles (18,814.29 km) SSEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
311,687.04 miles (18,808.42 km) SSEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
411,640.54 miles (18,733.58 km) SSEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
511,630.52 miles (18,717.46 km) SSEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
611,607.12 miles (18,679.80 km) SSEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
711,597.87 miles (18,664.91 km) SSERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
811,596.65 miles (18,662.96 km) SSEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
911,577.69 miles (18,632.45 km) SSEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
1011,569.71 miles (18,619.60 km) SSEMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
1111,557.03 miles (18,599.19 km) SSEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
1211,556.85 miles (18,598.90 km) SSEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1311,547.70 miles (18,584.17 km) SSEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1411,544.36 miles (18,578.80 km) SSWChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
1511,525.86 miles (18,549.03 km) SSEFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome