Aberdeen Airport

 

Aberdeen Airport, is current Scotland’s third busiest airport. Located at Dyce in Aberdeen, the airport is found about five miles northwest of the city centre.

Aberdeen Airport was established by Eric Dower and first opened in 1934.  Its original purpose was to link Scotland’s northern islands with London.  In the Second World War, the airfield was turned into an RAF base, mostly for photographic reconnaissance.  Nationalised in 1947, Aberdeen was turned over to the British Airports Authority in 1975.

More than 3.29 million  travellers flew into or departed from Aberdeen in 2008. Although a sizeable number, this was actually a 3.6% decrease from 2007.

BAA, which owns and operates a half dozen UK airports, also owns and operates Aberdeen.  This airport is a hub of Eastern Airways and BMI Regional; it’s also a major heliport for the offshore oil industry in the UK.

Found within the airport are a main passenger terminal, which serves scheduled as well as charter holiday flights; three terminals for helicopter operations (which Bristow Helicopters and Bond Offshore Helicopters make use of), a smaller terminal, Broomfield House (which oil company charter flights use en route to Scatsta in Shetland); it’s operated by Eastern Airways.

Aberdeen from its beginnings has been a big part in the growth of influence of Scotland around the world.

 

Aberdeen Airport Practical Information

Aberdeen Airport Parking – http://www.best-airport-parking-deals.co.uk/car-parks/aberdeen-airport-parking.html

 

Official Aberdeen Airport Website www.aberdeenairport.com

Aberdeen Airport Hotels – www.aberdeenairporthotels.co.uk