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Edinburgh Airport Guide
Edinburgh, Scotland, Airport Guide - Turnhouse Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Airport is currently the fastest growing airport in the UK, handling 9 million passengers per year and with over 300 flights per day from 40 airlines.
Edinburgh offers flights to a wide range of international and domestic destinations, including Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Its number one long haul destination is New York and the most popular country to fly to from Edinburgh is Spain.
The airport has a great range of facilities for both outbound and inbound travellers, whether your trip is for business or pleasure.
Checking in for an outbound flight couldn`t be easier. You can choose to arrive at the airport and check in in the usual way, or you can save time with the self service check in available for certain flights. Some airlines provide online check in facilities for departures from Edinburgh. Check with your airline for eligibility for this service.
In addition to the standard departure lounge, there are several executive lounges at the airport, which offer a quiet place to wait for your flight. The Servisair Lounge has telephone and business desks with internet access, so you can catch up on some work, or prepare for that meeting. Even if your trip is for pleasure, for an extra charge, you can book into the executive lounge to enjoy complementary alcoholic and soft drinks, tea, coffee and snacks, free newspapers and television while you wait. British Airways and BMI executive lounges are also available for first and business class passengers.
If you fancy a coffee, or if you`re in the mood for a good meal, there is a wide range of cafés and restaurants, most of which welcome families and children. To keep the kids busy, why not download the puzzles, games and colouring sheets available from the airport website. The WH Smith store also has a selection of magazines, comics and puzzle books for children. If you`ve forgotten any essential bits and pieces, the Boots pharmacy and store is at hand for those last minute items. There are baby changing facilities, both land-side and air-side, too.
A wide range of shops within the airport offer travel accessories, holiday reading and duty free goods, to mention just a few. If you hate the idea of carrying lots of shopping bags onto your flight and struggling with them at the other end, then you can buy before you fly and collect them when you return, with the free Shop and Collect service. Your purchases will be securely stored and insured until you get back.
If you`re inbound to Edinburgh, you`ll find a great selection of services available to you, too, with a range of restaurants and cafés if you need refreshment before continuing your journey into Edinburgh city. For those last minute travel essentials, or a gift for a friend or relative, you`ll find a great array of shops both in arrivals and outside security.
Edinburgh airport has great transport links into the city and surrounding areas, but if you want a personalised transport service, then EdinburghTaxi offers taxi, minibus and limousine services to and from the airport and around the city of Edinburgh. With drivers who live in and around the city, you`ll find a first class service, with local knowledge and information, to help you explore.