Aberdeen Airport

Coordinates: 57°12′09″N 002°11′53″W / 57.20250°N 2.19806°W / 57.20250; -2.19806
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Aberdeen International Airport

Port-adhair Obar Dheathain
Airport typePublic
OwnerAGS Airports
OperatorAberdeen International Airport Limited
ServesAberdeen, United Kingdom
LocationDyce, Aberdeen
Elevation AMSL215 ft / 66 m
Coordinates57°12′09″N 002°11′53″W / 57.20250°N 2.19806°W / 57.20250; -2.19806
EGPD is located in Aberdeen
Location of airport in Aberdeen
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 1,953 6,407 Asphalt
Number Length Surface
m ft
H05/H23 476 1,562 Asphalt
H14/H32 581 1,906 Asphalt
H36 260 853 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passenger change 16–17Increase4.6%
Aircraft movements97,007
Movements change 16–17Increase0.9%
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority[2]

Aberdeen Airport [3] is an international airport in Aberdeen, Scotland.

It is about 5 nautical miles (5.8 miles or 9.3 km) northwest of Aberdeen city centre.[1] 2.76 million passengers used Aberdeen Airport in 2010, a reduction of 7.4% from 2009. It is the 15th busiest airport in the UK.[2] The airport was the second busiest airport in Scotland, and sixth busiest in the United Kingdom by number of flights in 2010.[2]

The airport is owned and operated by BAA, which is a Spanish company. It operates six British airports, including Heathrow Airport.[4][5]

Aberdeen Airport is a base for BMI Regional (part of BMI) and Eastern Airways. The Airport is also the main heliport for the Scottish offshore oil industry.

The airport has one main passenger terminal, serving scheduled and charter holiday flights. There are three terminals for North Sea helicopter operations, used by Bristow Helicopters, CHC-Scotia, and Bond Offshore Helicopters. There is also a small terminal next to the main passenger terminal, Broomfield House, used for oil company charter flights to Scatsta in Shetland, operated by Eastern Airways.

Heliport[change | change source]

Aberdeen Airport has the world's largest commercial heliport which has more than 400,000 passengers each year.[6][7]

With the newer aircraft, helicopters can reach the northern most platforms on both the East and west of Shetland areas. However, helicopters often use Wick, Kirkwall, Scatsa and Sumburgh for refuelling stops.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Aberdeen/Dyce – EGPD". Archived from the original on 4 September 2020. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Aircraft and passenger traffic data from UK airports". UK Civil Aviation Authority. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  3. Scottish Gaelic: Port-adhair Obar Dheathain (IATA: ABZ, ICAO: EGPD)
  4. "UK airports owned and operated by BAA". Archived from the original on 2012-12-01. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
  5. "BAA: "Who we are"". Archived from the original on 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
  6. "Aberdeen Airport Flight Information". Airport Info. Archived from the original on 22 January 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  7. "Contractors Unlimited - Scottish Heliports". Retrieved 19 January 2012.