Edinburgh named Britain's top family friendly airport

Edinburgh named Britain's top family friendly airportPA


A new survey by travel search site sky Skyscanner.net has found that Edinburgh is the most family-friendly of the UK's airports.

The Mirror reports that parents were asked to rate children's play areas, facilities and food options, along with the security process.

Edinburgh was recommended for its viewing areas and accessibility, while the play areas at Glasgow airport earned plenty of praise.

However Heathrow failed to impress - it came in last and was criticised for its lack of play areas, overcrowding and poor seating.

The top ten airports for children were found to be: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Gatwick, Luton, Birmingham, Stanstead, Bristol and Heathrow.

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Edinburgh named Britain's top family friendly airport

While holidays to Turkey still represent great value for money for Brits, Fly.com's price comparison found that flights to Dalaman have increased by 25 per cent since last year, with the average flight now costing around £264.

It's one of the world's most vibrant holiday destinations, and this is the year to book a flight! The average air fare for 2012 is £586. Last year, prices were around £709 - so they were 17 per cent more expensive. Don't miss our guide to Rio de Janeiro.

Despite the fact that overall holiday prices to Greece have been falling due to the recent unrest, the average price of a flight to Kos is up by a whopping 47 per cent. This year, you'll pay around £236 for a return flight. Average prices for 2011 were just £160.

Last year, San Diego was named America's luckiest city by Men's Health magazine, and holidaymakers are getting lucky with airfares too. Flight prices are down by 13 per cent for 2012. They now average at £468, compared with £535 last year.

Dubrovnik is fast becoming the European holiday choice for savvy travellers, not least because Croatia still represents great value for money for Brits. And the even better news is that average flight prices to Dubrovnik have fallen by 41 per cent. This year you'll pay £137 (last year, prices averaged at £233). Don't miss our guide to Dubrovnik.

Despite the turmoil that has continued in Eygpt since February 2011, causing a sharp fall in the the number of holidaymakers, flight prices to Sharm el Sheikh have risen sharply. Last year prices hovered at around £296. You'll pay 21 per cent more for a return flight this year, with prices averaging at £357.

A duty-free haven with sunshine all year it may well be, but average flight fares to this Canary Island hotspot are up by 9 per cent this year. You'll pay an average of £224 this year, compared with £206 12 months ago.

Spain still comes top of the list the most searched-for holiday destinations, according to latest results from Skyscanner. But flight prices to certain destinations are looking steeper, with fares to Murcia up by 30 per cent. According to Fly.com, average flight prices have leapt from £125 in 2011 to £161 for 2012.

The USA ranks second in Brits' most searched-for destinations. And 2012 is a particularly good year to book a flight to Miami - prices are 23 per cent down. Fly.com says the average flight price for this year is £453. This is down from £587 last year. 

Italy is one of the top five most popular destinations for Brits - and the good news is that air fares to Florence for 2011 have plummeted. According to Fly.com, prices now average at £108. This is nearly half the price for 2011 (£204) - a total reduction of 47 per cent. Don't miss our travel guide to Florence.

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