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Edinburgh Airport continues to shine as its named Airport of the Year 2013

Edinburgh Airport is celebrating after being named 'Airport of the Year' (over six million passengers) at the Airport Operators Association Awards in London last night.

The award, voted by airlines, is the fifth high profile award for the airport this year after it was named 'Scottish Airport of the Year' in June and 'Best European Airport (5-10m passengers)' at the ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards.

The award was accepted by Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive, who attended the ceremony with Colin Murray, Head of Airside, and Sarah Gardiner, Head of Terminal Operations.

Gordon said: "This award is a tremendous validation for Edinburgh Airport. The fact that it is voted for by airlines shows that our strategy is working. They're at the core of all that we do."

David Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, said: "We've worked hard with our airlines to better serve their needs and make sure our service is world class.

"We're delighted that our airlines have voted us Airport of the Year. Edinburgh Airport is all about working together as a team to provide great customer service. We will continue to work hard to ensure we remain the airport of choice for the millions of people that travel through."

This is the fifth major award for Edinburgh Airport this year. The airport was named 'Best in Britain', and one of the top three in Europe, for passenger satisfaction at the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards and 'Best European Airport (5-10m passengers)' at the ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards.

Edinburgh Airport has just announced several new routes for 2014, including the first direct service to Chicago which will launch in May 2014. In addition, the £25m terminal expansion will begin in mid-October which will offer passengers a new state-of-the-art new security facility and retail space.

Interview opportunities with David Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, are available.