Edinburgh Airport named ‘Airport of the Year 2013’

Edinburgh Airport has been named ‘Airport of the Year’ (over six million passengers) at the Airport Operators Association Awards in London.

The Airport Operators Association is a trade association that represents the interests of UK airports, and the awards are voted for by airlines.

Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s chief executive, who attended the ceremony with Colin Murray, head of airside, and Sarah Gardiner, head of terminal operations, received the award.

Dewar 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 ‘Scottish Airport of the Year’ in June, ‘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 recently announced several new routes for 2014, including the first direct service to Chicago, which is set to commence in May 2014. In addition, the airport is set to start a GBP25m terminal expansion in mid-October, which will provide passengers with a new modern security facility and retail space.