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Edinburgh Airport Consultative Committee (EACC)

Airport Consultative Committees are set up under Government Regulations.

The primary purpose of Edinburgh Airport Consultative Committee (EACC) is to ensure the future success of Edinburgh Airport by providing high quality services to passengers and airlines having particular regard to the impact this has on the surrounding communities.

The EACC manages this by advising the airport’s Chief Executive on key issues both on campus and in the wider community. Seeking a balance between these potentially conflicting interests can be a can challenging role.

More specifically the EACC:

· Considers Edinburgh Airport issues as they affect the communities or the amenities of neighbourhoods and communities

· Makes suggestions to Edinburgh Airport where this might further the interests of the communities

· Seeks to stimulate the interest of the local population in the achievements of Edinburgh Airport

· Seeks to protect and enhance the interests of the passengers and users of Edinburgh Airport

· Advises Edinburgh Airport on any other matter which they may refer to the committee

The Committee has up to 25 appointed representatives from a wide range of interests including local authorities, civil aviation, passenger, business and community groups.

The Committee membership includes:

Secretary: Janice Hogarth

Chair: Robert Carr Cllr Dave Dempsey (Fife Council)
Cllr John McMillan (East Lothian Council) Tom Conn (West Lothian Council)
Cllr Russell Imrie (Midlothian Council) Frazer McKinstry (Edinburgh Airport Operators Committee)
John Howison (Cramond Community Council) Alexia Haramis (Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
Kate Watt (Ratho & District Community Council) S Smart (Scottish Trades Union Council)
Julian Slatter (ABTA) Sandy Legget (Air Traffic Services)
Donald Spencer (Consumers’ Association) David Hull (Kirkliston Council)
Adam Cumming (Edinburgh Airport Amenity Group) Dr Sally Witcher (Passenger Assist/PRM Service Users Representative)
Andrew Mitchell (Fife Chamber of Industry and Commerce) Inspector David Fyvie (Police Service of Scotland)
Cllr Kevin Lang (City of Edinburgh Council) Cllr Colin Davidson (Sestrans)
Ken McNab (travel Consultant)
Cllr Carol Hamilton (Scottish Borders Council)
Lindsay Cole (Edinburgh Airport Noise Advisory Board)

Please send correspondence to marked FAO EACC.

Edinburgh Airport is Scotland’s busiest airport, handling more than 14.7 million passengers in 2019 – a record for any Scottish airport. It’s also the fastest growing airport in the UK for international passengers.

As the place ‘Where Scotland meets the world’, the airport operates flights to more than 150 destinations with over 34 airlines, including Qatar, Turkish, Emirates, United, Delta, easyJet, Jet2 and more.

Like all major airports Edinburgh Airport impacts on people’s lives in many different ways. A study published in March 2015 by BiGGAR economics found that Edinburgh Airport contributes nearly £1 billion to the Scottish economy ever year, and supports more than 23,000 jobs across the country. However, issues including as aircraft noise, air quality, resultant road traffic and the other potential knock on effects of airport growth can cause interest and concern from the neighbouring communities and stakeholders locally and across Scotland and the UK. Also the passengers’ experiences as well as the needs of the airport are all issues for wider consideration when planning the airport’s future.

Download the EACC constitution document

Edinburgh Airport’s Chief Executive and senior members of the airport’s management team attend the meetings.

Dates of the EACC meetings in 2020:

  • 10th February 2020
  • 4th May 2020
  • 10th August 2020
  • 9th November 2020

Consultative Committee meeting minutes:

EACC Feb 2019
EACC May 2019
EACC Aug 2019
EACC Nov 2019

Chief Executive’s Report

EACC Report 2019 Q3
EACC Report 2019 Q4