Inverness Airport

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Inverness Airport
Port-adhair Inbhir Nis
Airport typePrivate
Owner/OperatorHighlands and Islands Airports Limited
LocationDalcross, Highland
Elevation AMSL31 ft / 9 m
WebsiteInverness Airport
EGPE is located in Highland
Location in Highland Council Area
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 1,887 6,191 Asphalt
12/30 700 2,297 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft movements30,290
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority[2]

Inverness Airport [3] is an international airport at Dalcross, 7 nautical miles (~8 miles or 13 km) north east of the city of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.

The airport is the main gateway for travellers to the Highlands and Islands. There are a wide range of scheduled services throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland; also there are limited charter and freight flights to continental Europe. 591,397 passengers passed through the airport in 2009.[2] It is owned by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) who own most of the regional airports in mainland Scotland and the outlying islands.

Like many of the airports in the Highlands and Islands, this airport was originally a RAF air base, and played a role in World War II. It was converted to civilian use in 1947.

Statistics[change | change source]

10 Busiest Current Routes out of Inverness Airport (2009)
Rank Airport Passengers handled 2008-2009 Change Airlines that serve(d)
1 United Kingdom - London Gatwick Airport 224,872 Decrease 7.5% Easyjet, Flybe
2 United Kingdom - London Luton Airport 86,604 Decrease15.5% Easyjet
3 United Kingdom - Bristol Airport 73,315 Decrease 0.8% Easyjet
4 United Kingdom - Manchester Airport 50,505 Flybe (First year of operation)
5 United Kingdom - Stornoway Airport 33,110 Loganair
6 United Kingdom - Birmingham Airport 30,348 Increase 21.6% Flybe
7 United Kingdom - Kirkwall Airport 24,795 Increase 33.6% Loganair
8 United Kingdom - East Midlands Airport 20,373 Decrease49.3% Ryanair
9 United Kingdom - Belfast City Airport 19,320 Decrease 14.5% Flybe
10 United Kingdom - Southampton Airport 3,903 Decrease 1.2 % Flybe
Source: UK Civil Aviation Authority[1]

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