Where Scotland meets the world. Located in the Ingliston area of Edinburgh, Scotland, despite having only one terminal, it was known as the 'busiest' Airport back in 2019, handling over 14.7 million passengers. The Airport can be found just 8 miles west of the city centre and is easily accessible from exits off of the M8 and M9 motorways.
The history of Edinburgh Airport travels back to 1916 when Turnhouse Aerodrome opened as an air defence base and was used consistently through World War I and World War II. This small air base was used to house the 603 Squadron from 1925 and housed aircrafts such as the Airco DH.9 - A British single-engine bomber, and Hawker Hart - A British two-seater biplane light bomber. All of which used a grass airstrip.
In 1918, the airfield became the RAF Turnhouse after the formation of the Royal Airforce. However, it wasn't until 1947 did the airfield have its first runway. When the Second World War broke out, the airfield handed control over to RAF Fighter Command, where they built a 3,900 ft concrete runway, which was later the home to the Supermarine Spitfire - A single-seater fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force.