EDINBURGH Airport has been named best in the UK at a national awards ceremony.

The UK Airport of the Year prize was announced at the National Transport Awards in London which is in its 18th year.

Scotland’s busiest airport saw off competition from five other airports to win the prize.

It comes after Edinburgh Airport was named Scottish Airport of the Year at the Scottish Transport Awards in June.

Gordon Dewar of Edinburgh Airport said: “This is another excellent reward for everyone at the airport and comes just a few months after we were named Scottish Airport of the Year so to be recognised at both a Scottish and UK level is a fantastic achievement. We’ve just had our busiest ever summer, we’ve opened our terminal expansion to improve the passenger experience and this year looks like eclipsing 2017 as our busiest ever year so there is a lot to be positive about at the moment. And that is all made possible by the Team Edinburgh staff who work incredibly hard.”