Aberdeen Airport is located at Dyce which is 5.8 miles northwest of Aberdeen city centre.
Aberdeen Airport Map
The airport is a base for BMI Regional, Eastern Airways, and Flybe. The airport also serves as the main heliport for the Scottish offshore oil industry. It 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.
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Arrivals/Departures & Scanner Frequencies
Aberdeen Airport Airlines:
Aberdeen Airport Scanner Frequencies:
Approach - 119.050
Radar - 119.050, 128.300
Tower - 118.100
Ground - 121.700
ATIS - 114.300, 121.850
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.
North 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. In October 2014, Heathrow Airport Holdings reached an agreement to sell the airport, together with Southampton and Glasgow, to a consortium of Ferrovial and Macquarie Group for £1 billion.
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.
• Aberdeen Airport Car Parking.
• Drop off & Pick up