Aberdeen Airport is located at Dyce which is 5.8 miles northwest of Aberdeen city centre.
Aberdeen Airport is a base for BMI Regional (a subsidiary of BMI) and Eastern Airways. The Airport also serves as the main heliport for the Scottish offshore oil industry.
The airport has one main passenger terminal, serving scheduled and charter holiday flights, and 3 terminals dedicated to North Sea helicopter operations
Aberdeen Airport is the fourteenth busiest Airport in the UK.
Aberdeen Airport - Wikimedia Commons
These two flight trackers above from www.flightradar24.com and www.heathrow-london.co.uk/airport display the current position of aircraft over the UK with details of the type of aircraft, airline, flight number, registration, route, destination, altitude, and speed.
The Google map on the right shows an aerial view of the Airport and road map.
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Aberdeen Airport opened in 1934 to link the northern islands of Scotland with London.
The airfield became a Royal Air Force station - RAF Dyce, during World War II. Fighter aircraft were based here to provide protection from bombing raids from occupied Norway. Anti-shipping and convoy escort was also provided here by Coastal Command. In May 1943, a German Junkers Ju88 fitted with the latest radar technology landed here after the crew defected.
The airport was nationalized in 1947 and was transferred to the control of the British Airports Authority (BAA) in 1975.
Noth Sea oil helicopter operations began in 1967 and Aberdeen Airport became the world's largest commercial heliport. More than half of all aircraft movements are helicopters.
Aberdeen Airport is looking to extend the runway for larger modern aircraft to fly to destinations across the Mediterranean, North Africa and North America.
Getting to Aberdeen Airport
Aberdeen Airport is about seven miles north-west of the city centre and easily reached from the A96 Aberdeen-Inverness road. The Sat Nav postcode is AB21 7DU.
The nearest rail station to the airport is Dyce, which is about two miles from the terminal and easily reached by bus or taxi. The following operators run trains to and from Aberdeen station: National Express East Coast, First ScotRail, and CrossCountry.
Regular buses run from the airport to Aberdeen city centre and other destinations. Long-distance coaches call at the Guild Street bus station in central Aberdeen, next to the rail station. Coach operators at Aberdeen include National Express, Scottish Citylink and megabus.
Taxis are available from the airport taxi operator, Comcab, outside the front of the terminal.
The car parks are located close to the airport terminal with quick transfer times. Book Aberdeen Airport parking on the official Aberdeen Airport parking website.
Local hotels for Aberdeen Airport.