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Scotland’s busiest airport has 34 airlines flying 203 routes and was used by 12.4m passengers in 2016, up from 11.1m the year before. A UK competition ruling led former operator BAA to sell the airport in 2012 to private equity business Global Infrastructure Partners, for £807m. Chief executive Gordon Dewar, 51, is leading a £125m five-year investment programme, to include improved check-in facilities. Its operating profit of £61.6m represents a margin of 38% before exceptionals — one of the largest on the league table.

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Company details
CompanyEdinburgh Airport
ActivityAirport operator
Sales £m164.1
Operating profit £m61.6
Main shareholdersGlobal Infrastructure Partners (>50%), management (<50%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda