Recent Edinburgh Airport delays and cancellations

Edinburgh Airport flight delay compensation claim experts

As is the case for a lot of international airports, flight delays at Edinburgh Airport aren’t uncommon. Edinburgh Airport flight statistics for 2016 indicate that the average delay is a somewhere in the region of 15 minutes.

More than 250 flights were delayed at Edinburgh Airport by at least 3 hours.

Flight operators are required to compensate passengers disrupted by flight delays at Edinburgh Airport if they exceed 3 hours in length and are caused by the actions of the airline.

Nearly 90 carriers fly from Edinburgh’s single terminal – the airlines liable for flight delays out of Edinburgh most often are British Airways and easyJet.

If you are one of the thousands of passengers that have been disrupted by Edinburgh Airport flights cancelled or delayed in the last 6 years, you may qualify for hundreds of pounds in compensation.

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Edinburgh Airport flight delay information

Use the flight delay checker to find Edinburgh flights that have recently been impacted by delays, cancellations and diversions. Historical Edinburgh Airport flight statistics are provided by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and can be used to confirm the duration of your delay.

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Assisting Edinburgh Airport compensation claims

Historical success with Edinburgh Airport claims

Instances of Edinburgh flight cancellations and delays occasionally arise, so if you are unlucky enough to be one of the many travellers that are impacted by flight disruptions at Edinburgh Airport each year, contact the claims specialists at Flight Delay Claims 4 U, they will have successfully dealt with cases just like yours at Edinburgh Airport, so will know exactly which approach to take.

  • UK-based lawyers

    Our experts are familiar with UK interpretation of the EU regulations and will have worked on many cases such as those concerning delayed or cancelled flights from Edinburgh.

  • Knowledge of historical claims

    Edinburgh Airport flight disruption isn’t particularly rare so there is plenty of prior cases to learn from – our experience is particularly beneficial when making Edinburgh Airport compensation claims as we have challenged many of the airlines that fly from the Scottish capital.

  • Edinburgh weather assessment

    Scotland has some of harshest weather conditions in the UK, it’s therefore no surprise that Edinburgh Airport delays due to weather happen quite often throughout the year – we can carry out a detailed weather assessment of your Edinburgh flight and use this as a counter for any “extraordinary circumstances” claims cited as a defence by the airline.

Edinburgh Airport delayed flights are subject to EU Flight Delay Regulation (261/2004)

Since Edinburgh Airport is in the UK, flight delays are governed by EU law.

All airlines responsible for flight delays from Edinburgh Airport are bound by the EU legislation, regardless of their nationality or the scheduled flight destination.

If your flight has been delayed for 3 hours or more, you could be entitled to up to £540 compensation

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The law authorises passengers that have suffered inconvenience due to flight delays in Edinburgh to demand proportionate compensation from airlines, as long as the flight delayed at Edinburgh Airport was due for departure in the last 6 years and at least 3 hours behind schedule.

A legal practitioner specialising in flight delay claims will enforce your passenger rights in mounting a robust compensation claim against the accountable airline. Edinburgh flight delay compensation will largely fall within a range of between £220 and £540 depending on case specifics such as flight distance and length of delay.

We offer the opportunity to claim compensation for multiple passengers at the same time; so, if your entire party were delayed at Edinburgh Airport, make sure that you include them on compensation claim forms.

How to claim compensation for Edinburgh Airport delays and cancellations

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Approximately 90 different airlines, flying to 168 destinations, are all potentially liable to flight delays out of Edinburgh.

Well-known airlines in service at Edinburgh Airport include British Airways, Ryanair and easyJet.

Edinburgh is the largest of the three major Scottish airports and the sixth-busiest in the UK. Over 12 million passengers passed through the terminal in 2016; your flight will be one of many delayed in the last 6 years, so it is crucial that we can establish as many details as possible before commencing Edinburgh Airport flight claims.

As soon as the basic case information is gathered by our professional case handlers, you’ll get a specialist solicitor allocated to your case. They’ll manage the legal formalities and retrieve compensation from the airline responsible for your flight disruption from Edinburgh Airport.

Edinburgh Airport flight compensation experts

Professionally handled Edinburgh Airport flight delay claims

Edinburgh is one of the UK’s major international airports and it served over 12.3 million passengers last year means there is a fair chance that some will endure delays in the Scottish capital.

Anyone who has been inconvenienced by Edinburgh Airport flight cancellations or delays can rely on the helpful support of Flight Delay Claims 4 U in their quest for Edinburgh flight delay compensation.

  • ‘No win, no fee’ & no initial fee

    It’s completely risk-free to make a claim with us; there is no upfront cost and you’ll only pay a fee if your compensation claim is successful – get in touch with details of your Edinburgh Airport flight delays today!

  • Lawyers with experience in flight delay claims for Edinburgh passengers

    Knowledgeable legal professionals will use all of their experience in obtaining flight delay compensation for Edinburgh claimants

  • Dedicated compensation claims team

    You will be able to keep track of your claims progress through a designated claim handler who will oversee each phase of the process.

Specialist solicitors pursuing your Edinburgh Airport delay compensation

Your assigned solicitor will have all the experience and know-how to make a successful Edinburgh flight delay claim. As well as a background in air passenger rights enforcement, they will have access to weather assessments and historical flight records to bolster the strength of your compensation claim.

If your flight has been delayed for 3 hours or more at Edinburgh Airport, you could be entitled to up to £540 compensation

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Edinburgh Airport overview

Edinburgh Airport flight delay facts

According to 2016 statistics, Edinburgh had an average flight delay time of 14.74 minutes, making it the 6th least punctual of 24 UK airports. It’s a significant increase of nearly 3 minutes on 2015 figures. In terms of Edinburgh fight delays of more than 3 hours, there were a staggering 251 instances in 2016.

Around 90 airlines flew from Edinburgh in 2016, but a handful of these contributed more than others to the overall average duration of Edinburgh Airport flight delays; WOW air, United Airlines, Vueling Airlines, Transavia France and Germanwings all ended the year with average delay times of more than 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, the figures regarding Edinburgh Airport flights grounded for over 3 hours indicate that the airlines to blame most often were easyJet (151), Loganair (77), flybe (68), and British Airways (62).

  • Edinburgh has the 6th longest average delay time of 24 UK airports

    Average flight delays at Edinburgh Airport are 15 minutes

  • Several routes are subject to Edinburgh Airport delays

    The worst affected are domestic routes to South-East England, with all major London airports featuring towards the top of the severe delays table – Heathrow (), London City, Gatwick, Norwich, Luton and Stansted are all regularly impacted

  • easyJet are responsible for the greatest number of lengthy flight delays out of Edinburgh

    Liable for an average of 3 severe delays a week, easyJet is accountable for the majority of flight delays in Edinburgh Airport.

When considering all of the 168 destinations flown to by 88 different carriers out of Edinburgh, a flight delay from Edinburgh to London Heathrow with British Airways is the most likely delay situation.

easyJet flights to Gatwick, Stansted and Luton were also delayed on numerous occasions in 2016.

About Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport Information

Situated 6 miles to the west of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh Airport is the busiest of the 3 major airports in Scotland and is pivotal to Edinburgh’s status as one of the top 20 tourist destinations in Europe. It’s estimated that the airport contributes over £1 billion to the Scottish economy each year.

A mixture of low-cost and well-known international airlines operate from the airport including, British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair, Etihad Airways and Air France.

The airport is also integral for business travellers; the three most popular routes from Edinburgh are all London Airports (Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick).

Edinburgh Airport statistics and services

Edinburgh Airport is popular due to the vast array of airlines and destinations it offers. It’s the busiest airport in Scotland and the sixth-busiest in the UK. Passenger numbers have steadily increased since 2012, reaching 12.3 million in 2016. X aircraft movements to place on its two runways last year as it provided flights to 165 destinations across the UK, Europe and beyond on 88 different carriers.

To accommodate this popularity, considerable expansion has recently taken place. The existing structure was extended to reach the new Edinburgh Airport tram station at a cost of around £40 million. In addition to this, a new £25 million building has been developed to house 6,000m² of brand new security and retail facilities.

Edinburgh Airport consists of a single, easy to navigate terminal which has been nicely modernised following recent refurbishments and expansions. Most areas are open 24 hours a day and are lots of amenities for passengers that are enduring long delays:

Several cash machines situated throughout the terminal, currency exchange counters, 2 hours of free Wi-Fi, ‘pay-as-you-go’ internet terminals, Duty-Free shopping, various popular retailer stores and several different dining options, including a 24-hour coffee shop in arrivals for around-the-clock food & drink.

Airport transport links are much improved following the 2014 launch of a brand new Edinburgh tram network, which has provided Edinburgh Airport with its first ever rail link, transporting passengers from the airport to Edinburgh city centre in around 35 minutes.

Road access is excellent too thanks to the airport’s close proximity to both the M8 and M9 motorways; buses operate routes to both Edinburgh and Glasgow city centres during the day and at night and there are taxis available on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park, which positioned opposite the terminal’s main entrance. Those looking to hire vehicles can do so in the Car Rental Centre which is located behind the same car park.

What if you are severely delayed at Edinburgh Airport?

The facilities on offer at Edinburgh Airport are very good thanks to recent redevelopment and expansion. The passenger terminal itself is open 24 hours a day which means it is feasible to stay their overnight if delays require you to. There are four hotels onsite, ranging from budget to luxury standard, but sleeping is also permitted in the main airport buildings; with this in mind, it’s worth noting that the most comfortable seating is available in the Car Rental Centre opposite the main terminal. There are plenty of food outlets, but only one of these is open 24/7 (coffee shop in arrivals hall). Two hours of free Wi-Fi is an added convenience, along with the mobile phone charging facilities available in cafes either side of security. To stay amused, there is an onsite art gallery near Gate 13, various aircraft viewing areas, and three different play areas for children.

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Edinburgh Airport flight delay compensation process

Submit flight details

To get started on your Edinburgh Airport flight compensation claim, our dedicated claim handlers require just a few basic details. The key one of these is you flight number – this opens up access to other information such as airline name, flight schedule and aircraft ID.

It is also useful for us to have more detail regarding cases, such as the stated cause of your flight delay out of Edinburgh.

Flight compensation specialists are ready to help

An expert team of claims advisors are on hand to pursue the compensation owed for Edinburgh Airport delays as soon as you are ready to submit a claim.

Enforcing air passenger rights

You’ll be assigned a solicitor experienced in using case law to enforce air passenger rights. They will use all of their knowledge and expertise to win compensation for your Edinburgh Airport flight disruption.

Collect your compensation

A lot of Edinburgh Airport flight compensation claims get settled before court, with the airline accepting the claim request and paying the compensation owed. If an agreement isn’t reached, you have the option to take the case to court, where a specialist legal representative will present your case. If the court upholds the claim request, compensation is then paid by the airline and we transfer what you are owed via our prompt payment process.

  • Gather information that might assist a claim
  • Request vouchers (you are entitled to these)
  • Keep hold of all airline documents such as letters, tickets & vouchers
  • Take photos

What to do in the event of Edinburgh Airport delayed departures

Supplementary information is beneficial to Edinburgh Airport claims

When it becomes apparent that you are going to endure a flight delay at Edinburgh Airport, we would always advise that you look to collate as much supporting evidence as possible. This could involve basic steps such as keeping tabs on the time throughout, listening out for airline announcements and keeping hold of important documents such as boarding passes and seat reservations. It is also worthwhile approaching airline staff at the airport for information as they might be able to provide more details relating to your delay.

Refreshment vouchers

All passengers with Edinburgh Airport flights delayed by 2 hours or more are entitled to food & drink vouchers to spend at the airport while they wait. If not offered them by the airline, you are within your rights to request them.

Retain documents relating to your flight delay from Edinburgh

Although not necessarily vital to a claim, booking confirmations, air tickets and boarding passes are all examples of useful documents that can strengthen a compensation claim for your flight delay out of Edinburgh. Ensure nothing is lost my making copies where possible.

Photos can provide evidence for an Edinburgh Airport flight delay claim

Pictures sometimes give an extra perspective to reinforce Edinburgh Airport flight complaints. For instance, in the event of Edinburgh Airport flight delays due to weather, photos of genuine weather conditions at the airport can provide context for a counterclaim when an airline is citing “extraordinary circumstances”.

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Edinburgh Airport flight compensation amounts

A calculation of compensation due for Edinburgh Airport delays is made by taking into account the flight distance and delay duration. Most flight operators with routes covering Europe are becoming used to flight compensation claims being made against them so will often endeavour to come to an agreement swiftly, removing the need for costly court proceedings.

Compensation Table

Amounts set by EU Regulations 261/2004
Flight distance Delay on arrival (hours) Compensation
Up to 1,500km 3 or more £226†/€250
1,500km - 3,500km 3 or more £361†/€400
Over 3,500km‡ 3 to 4 £271†/€300
Over 3,500km‡ 4 or more £540†/€600

For distances of greater than 3,500km, for the higher amount of compensation the journey will need to have departed from an EU (European) airport and be delayed on arrival in a Non-EU airport (Such as Manchester to Diagoras.) The airline is eligible to apply a 50% flat reduction on compensation awarded if the delay was between 3 and 4 hours.

Your claim will be settled at the Euro equivalent on the exchange rate at the time of the delay, or on the date your claim is settled
(This will depend on the airline).

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Ryan McNeil Glasgow

Flight cancellations from Edinburgh disrupted the start of our holiday in Crete. At no point before our departure from Edinburgh Airport was cancelled flight notification provided. We weren’t given the option of transferring to another flight either. I wasn’t impressed, so I rang Flight Delay Claims 4 U to pursue the airline for compensation. They got to work quickly, I didn’t need to chase them for info and had a terrific solicitor on my side. To cap it off they went and won my case in no time at all!

Airline paid up for our flight delays at Edinburgh today!

Airline paid up for our flight delays at Edinburgh today!

Jean Miller Edinburgh

Ended up waiting for hours for my flight to Madrid, only to find out that we wouldn’t be going anywhere! The airline were insisting that bad weather caused our Edinburgh Airport flight delays, I was unconvinced as I heard airline staff talking about an issue with the aircraft’s landing gear. I called Flight Delay Claims 4 U as soon as I got home. The airline rejected the initial claim but the solicitor in charge of my case did a wonderful job representing me in court and I ended up a nice sum of compensation.

Mega happy with the service & compensation received!

Mega happy with the service & compensation received!

Maria Killen Dunfermline

Edinburgh flight cancellations meant that my trip to Dubai took 12 hours longer that it should have. A cabin crew strike left the airline without enough staff to operate the flight. This all happened about 4 years ago and I’d never thought about claiming compensation until recently. I definitely didn’t regret getting Flight Delay Claims 4 U to submit my claim, I didn’t need to be involved, they looked after everything for me and before long I’d received over £500 in compensation – a lovely surprise!

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FAQs: Delayed or Cancelled Flights at Edinburgh Airport

Where can I find the latest Edinburgh Airport delays news?

Monitors all over the terminal will give passengers sight of latest status of all upcoming departures. If you can’t locate one of these, you can get the same information from the airport’s website. Staff at the airport may have more information relating to flight delays, so it’s a good idea to ask them what they know.

The airline at Edinburgh Airport cancelled flights today because of a strike by airport workers – can I claim compensation?

This will depend on the specifics of each case. If the Edinburgh Airport delays are due to strike action by non-airline employees, then compensation is unlikely as the circumstances are beyond the reasonable control of a flight operator.

My flight got to Budapest 7 hours late because of Edinburgh flight delays today – can I claim compensation?

Yes. If an error or fault on the airline’s part is to blame, you could be entitled to somewhere in the region of £350 in compensation.

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I was left stranded because of the snow causing Edinburgh flight delays today – can I sleep in the airport?

It is possible to stay overnight at the airport as it remains open 24 hours a day. If you choose to sleep while your flight from Edinburgh Airport is delayed, baggage can be kept safe at a luggage storage facilities for a small charge.

Edinburgh Airport delays yesterday made me arrive at my destination 2 hours behind schedule – can I make a compensation claim?

Not in this case unfortunately. As it stands, flight delays from Edinburgh that are less than 3 hours in length are not eligible for flight compensation as they do not meet the criteria outline in the EU regulations. A delay of 2 hours does however mean that the airline may be required to provide appropriate assistance to passengers; such as hotel accommodation and food vouchers.

The weather at Edinburgh Airport was blamed for my delay but it didn’t seem that bad – can I make a claim against the airline?

Edinburgh Airport delays due to weather happen fairly often. To investigate further, we can provide weather assessments relating to the scheduled flight path to strengthen a claim relating to weather delays and disprove an airline assertion of “extraordinary circumstances”.

Edinburgh Airport fog delays were stated as the reason for my delayed flight last month – can I still claim compensation if I’ve lost my boarding pass?

Firstly, there is no lawful requirement to produce an original copy any documentation relating to your flight because most details can be ascertained from the flight number.

Secondly, in cases related to a fog delay situation, to avert the need to compensate passengers the airline are required to prove that the fog constituted “extraordinary circumstances” that were completely beyond their control.