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Edinburgh airport history

Turnhouse Aerodrome was the furthest north British air defence base in World War One. The small base opened in 1915 and it was used to house the 603 City of Edinburgh Squadron, which consisted of DH 9As, Westland Wapitis, Hawker Harts and Hawker Hind light bombers. All the aircraft used a grass air strip.

In 1918 the Royal Air Force was formed and the airfield was named RAF Turnhouse and ownership transferred to the Ministry of Defence.

When World War Two broke out fighter command took control over the airfield and a runway of 3,900ft was paved to handle the Vickers Supermarine Spitfire.

When the war ended the airfield still remained under military control, but by the late 1940s the first commercial services were launched. In 1947, British European Airways started a service between Edinburgh and London using Vickers Viscounts.

In 1952 the runway was extended to 6000ft to handle the Vampire FB5s. In 1956 a new passenger terminal was built to offer improved commercial service and five years later it was extended. The Ministry of Defence transferred ownership to the Ministry of Aviation in 1960 to offer improved commercial service to the airport. In 1971 the British Airports Authority took over control of the airport and immediately started to expand the airport by building a new runway and terminal.

Although the original runway 13/31 (which is now 12/30) served the airport well, its alignment led to the disadvantage of suffering from severe crosswinds, so movements were transferred to a new runway (07/25, which is has since become 06/24). This runway, completed in 1977 is 8399ft in length, and was able to take all modern airliners. A new terminal was built alongside the runway to cater for the additional traffic. The old terminal and hangars were converted into a cargo center.

The only international services from Edinburgh during the 1980s were to Amsterdam and Dublin, but in the following years links were opened to destinations in France and Germany. By the end of the decade BAA had been privatised and funds were used to extend the current terminal building and create parking aprons.

This history article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Edinburgh Airport".

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Edinburgh Airport Parking - Edinburgh Park and Fly
AddressPARK & FLY (UNDERCOVER) Newbridge Road Newbridge Edinburgh
Postcode for Sat NavEH28 8LG
Transfer Time5 minutes
Frequency of TransferD
DirectionsFrom Forth Bridge Take the A8000 to M8/M9 roundabout at Newbridge, take 3rd exit at McDonalds, then first left at Esso petrol station then 1st right and continue for 100 yards From Glasgow follow signs onto M8 M9 roundabout at Newbridge. turn 1st left past McDonalds 1st left again at the Esso petrol station then 1st right for 100 yards. From Stirling filter off at M8/M9 interchange at newbridge take third exit off roundabout at McDonalds, take first left at Esso petrol station and the first right for 100 yards (From all directions follow signs for Adventure Centre Ratho UNTIL YOU SEE CAR PARK) *** You will be required to leave your keys with the attendent ***
Departure ProcedureFull details of the return procedure will be given on arrival at the car park.
Arrival Procedure Please report to the car park reception on arrival
SecurityThis car park has CCTV, infrared sensors and is continually monitored by security officers and guard dogs
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Edinburgh Airport Parking - Secure Airparks
Transfer Time1 minutes
Frequency of TransferD
DirectionsFrom Forth Road Bridge - Follow signs toairport & Newbridge r'bout, take 1st exit left onto the A8 & take one of the following options: Option 1: Continue along A8 (1 mile) turn left down Hallyards Rd. Follow for 1 mile to car park. Option 2: Continue along A8 (1 1/4 mile)turn left down Ingliston Rd, continue to the end, which takes you into car park. Option 3: Continue along A8, about 100 yards past Ingliston Rd take the slip road (signposted for airport). Travel down to the bottom of Airport Road (Eastfield Road). take the first along Fairview Road to the end and turn right.You will see "Secure Car Parking" 100 yards directly ahead.
Arrival Procedure On arrival at the car park report to reception and present your confirmation slip or quote your booking ref. number.
SecurityThis car park holds the Safer Parking Park Mark accreditation. It has security fencing and 24 hour surveillance .
Disabled FacilitiesToilets/Ramps/Bus
OtherWe recommend that you arrive at the car park at least 20 mins before your stated airline check-in time.
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