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At a glance

Edinburgh Airport serves Scotland's capital city, a vibrant business and leisure destination, famous for its annual festival and proud of its status as a world heritage site. It currently serves 9 million passengers a year, and is a transatlantic gateway, with flights to Newark, New York and Toronto. It’s owned by GIP.

Operating hours: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Opened:  1977

Runways: Two

Terminals: One

Airlines:  Over 40

Destinations: Over 100

Air transport movements per year: 114,000

Passengers per year: 9 million

Employs: 2,500 (400 are Edinburgh Airport Limited employees)

Air cargo per year: 10,200 tonnes

Status: Scotland's busiest airport.