The airport recorded the busiest ever year for a Scottish airport in 2017, handling more than 13.4 million passengers – an increase of 8.6% on the previous year. It also added 34 new routes in 2017, 32 to international destinations.
Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, Gordon Dewar said: “This is a fantastic achievement and one which is thoroughly deserved given the amount of hard work and the level of commitment shown by our staff every single day.
“There are so many people who work behind the scenes and who are the beating heart of the airport and this award is for all of them as they make the airport what it is, but it’s also for those passengers who choose to fly from us and take advantage of the fantastic routes and links that we have.
“We’ve just had our busiest ever year, and the busiest one ever for a Scottish airport, and we’ve continued that momentum into 2018 with more passenger growth, more new routes and a terminal expansion which will open this summer to provide improved facilities and increased capacity.
“We are going from strength to strength and this reinforces our position as Scotland’s busiest, and I feel best, airport.”