Inverness Airport is situated at Dalcross which is about 9 miles north-east of the city of Inverness in Scotland.
Inverness Airport Map
The airport is owned and operated by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) and is the main gateway for travellers to Inverness and the North of Scotland.
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Arrivals/Departures & Scanner Frequencies
Inverness Airport Scanner Frequencies:
Approach - 122.605
Radar - 122.605
Tower - 118.405, 122.605
ATIS - 109.200
The airfield was built by the Air Ministry in 1940 as RAF Dalcross which was used during the Second World War. After the war in 1947 it was opened for civil operations. British European Airways commenced flights to London Heathrow Airport in the mid-1970s until 1983.
The south apron, the main parking area for aircraft, was upgraded in May 2012 to improve access to the terminal by long-range aircraft. In November 2013 the airport's mile long runway was resurfaced and the taxiway extended, providing a link to the site of the Inverness Airport Business Park.
In July 2018, HIAL announced that it was running an online poll to gauge public response to the idea of changing the airport's name to "Inverness Loch Ness Airport" to help boost tourism. However the public rejected the name change with 88% of those surveyed against it.
A planning permission application was lodged for a 130-room development to be built at the Inverness Airport Business Park, near to the airport, that could provide hotel facilities. Construction commenced in January 2019, with the Courtyard by Marriott hotel finally opening in March 2020.
London Gatwick is currently the most popular destination followed by London Luton and London Heathrow.
Getting to Inverness Airport
Inverness Airport, Dalcross, Inverness, IV2 7JB
is located approximately 9 miles north-east of Inverness, just off the main A96 Aberdeen-Inverness trunk road. Taxis are available directly in front of the terminal building.
There is no station at Inverness Airport yet, although the Aberdeen–Inverness line runs along the southern perimeter of the airfield. A new station at the airport was approved in February 2017 and is still not open. Timeline of construction has been dragged back and now new plans are to be submitted for a larger station at the end of 2019; at present the nearest stations are Nairn and Inverness, both about 9 miles away.
Stagecoach Highlands number 11 route provides a direct connection between the airport and city centre every half hour.
Short stay, long stay and disabled parking bays are available at Inverness Airport. The premium and drop off car park is close to the terminal building and stays of up to 10 minutes are free.
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