Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport check in for BMIEdinburgh Airport connects Scotland's capital city with destinations across Europe, North America and beyond. Business travellers can reach some of the world's most important business centres from Edinburgh Airport, including London, Amsterdam, Paris, New York, Chicago, Frankfurt and Milan.

About Edinburgh Airport

Tracing its roots back to the First World War, Edinburgh Airport is now a major gateway to Scotland. The airport welcomed 9.8 million passengers in 2013, making it one of the busiest airports in the United Kingdom. Major international airlines operating at Edinburgh Airport include Air France, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. The airport is also an important base for low cost carriers such as easyJet, Flybe and Ryanair.

Edinburgh Business Amenities

Edinburgh Airport provides a range of amenities for business travellers. Internet terminals and wireless broadband access is available throughout the airport. Edinburgh Airport's Helping Hand service provides business travellers with personalised assistance when departing or arriving at the airport. Helping Hand associates can meet travellers at the arrival gate, help with baggage, arrange ground transportation and transfers, and provide a personal shopper service. Other convenient amenities at the airport include Fast Track security and currency exchange services.

The Servisair Executive Lounge at Edinburgh Airport provides a quiet space for business travellers to prepare for a meeting, relax before a flight or finish work. The spacious and contemporary lounge features complimentary snacks and drinks. It is also equipped with telephone and business desks. A selection of newspapers and magazines is also available. The BA Terraces Lounge is available to first and business class passengers flying with British Airways, while the Flybe lounge welcomes Loganair Plus and Flybe Plus travellers.

Nearby hotels include the 150-room Hilton Edinburgh Airport Hotel, which is a seven minute walk or a two minute shuttle ride from the airport. The non-smoking hotel has a fully equipped business centre, a fitness centre with pool and steam room, and a restaurant. It also boasts 22 flexible meeting rooms, the largest conference facility close to the Edinburgh Airport. The Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Airport is a short five minute bus journey from the terminal. The 97-room hotel offers guest free breakfast and internet access, as well as business supports including copying and fax services. For larger business gatherings and events, the Royal Highland Centre (RHC) is Scotland's largest indoor and outdoor event venue. The RHC hosts a range of exhibitions, conferences and meetings, as well as special events and concerts. The centre features four large indoor halls and 110 acres of outdoor space.

Travel from Edinburgh Airport to Your Meeting

Edinburgh Airport is approximately eight miles west of the city centre. The terminal is accessible via the A8, and is close to the M8 and M9 motorways. Buses and, as of mid-2014, trams link the airport with Edinburgh's city centre, including the Airlink 100 express bus service to Waverley Bridge near the city's major rail and bus stations. Other buses connect Edinburgh Airport with Glasgow and Fife. Approved taxi service is provided by Edinburgh City Private Hire using saloon cars and hackney taxi style vehicles. The airport is also served by city 'black cabs' from the ground floor of the car park opposite the terminal building. A consolidated car rental centre is within walking distance just outside the terminal. With ten of the top rental agencies in the world, business travellers can find an ideal car hire that suits their needs and budget. The journey to the city centre by car, taxi or bus is between 25 and 30 minutes.

Fly-in, Fly-out Business Meetings

There are no meeting rooms at Edinburgh Airport, although nearby hotels offer convenient spaces for quick business meetings. Conference facilities at the Hilton Edinburgh Airport Hotel can accommodate up to 300 people. The hotel's 22 meeting rooms are fully equipped with a range of amenities, including Wi-Fi internet and air conditioning. The layout of the naturally lit rooms can be adjusted depending on individual needs, whether for a conference, social gathering, corporate meeting or workshop. All meeting rooms include audio-visual equipment and access to the hotel's business centre and dedicated meetings manager. A small boardroom is also available at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Airport. The room accommodates up to 12 people and is equipped with audio-visual equipment including digital and LDC projectors, flip chart, and whiteboard. Within a five minute drive of Edinburgh Airport, the Edinburgh Marriott Hotel has 12 meeting rooms with on-site catering services. The largest meeting room accommodates up to 300 people. The hotel also features a business centre with secretarial services, as well as fax, copy and printing services. On-site parking is free for meeting participants.