Aberdeen Dyce Airport

Aberdeen International Airport is one of the largest air harbors located in Scotland. The airport is located less than 10 kilometers from the city of the same name, and due to the growing popularity among tourists, the air harbor annually serves about 3 million passengers.


The airborne harbor was built in 1934, and its main purpose was to ensure efficient communication between London and northern Scotland.

Initially, the airport served only a few thousand passengers a year, but later, the air harbor began to work effectively not only in the field of transporting people, but also made it possible to quickly transport various kinds of cargo and mail.

During World War II, the Aberdeen airport became a military base for the British Royal Air Force fighters and bombers, and although in this case, it took longer to complete the mission, military aircraft were relatively safe. Nevertheless, over a period of several years, Aberdeen Airport was subjected to massive bombardments several times, as a result of which the airborne was not preserved in its original form.

At the end of the Second World War, Aberdeen Airport began to carry out its usual activities, providing services to civilian aircraft, and besides London, flights to other cities of the United Kingdom began to operate from here, as a result of which the airport’s route network expanded significantly.

In the late 60s, in connection with the start of oil production in the North Sea, helipads appeared on the territory of the Aberdeen airport, and today this air harbor is the largest commercial heliport in the world, where about 37 thousand rotary-wing aircraft are serviced annually.

In the 2000s, Aberdeen Airport underwent many improvements, and in 2013, this air harbor was assigned the status of an international airport, which led to a significant increase in passenger traffic.

Aberdeen International Airport has at its disposal one asphalt runway, the length of which is 1953 meters, which does not allow the reception of large aircraft, however, in the early 20s of this century, is it planned to increase the length of the DGG? which will make it possible to receive aircraft 3-4 classes.

In addition to the runway, Aberdeen Airport has at its disposal three long helipads:

  • Asphalt, 260 meters long;
  • Asphalt, with a length of 476 meters;
  • Asphalt, with a length of 581 meters.


Despite the fact that Aberdeen International Airport began to develop its activity relatively recently, the infrastructure of the air harbor is well developed, in particular, on the territory of the airport:

  • Cafes, bars, restaurants and catering places;
  • Banks, ATMs, payment terminals and currency exchange points;
  • Room of mother and child;
  • Place for packing and storage of luggage;
  • Departure lounge
  • Hall of superior comfort;
  • Car parking;
  • Public transport parking;
  • Taxi rank;
  • Car rental point;

Despite the absence of a hotel at the airport, there are no problems with choosing a place of temporary stay, which is facilitated by the proximity of the air harbor to the city

The location of Aberdeen International Airport, only 9 kilometers from one of the largest cities in Scotland, provides good transport accessibility, in particular, in order to get to the airport, you can use both taxi services and public transport.

Basic data

  • Airport Country: United Kingdom.
  • Aberdeen International Airport.
  • Year established Airport: 1934.
  • GMT time zone (summer / winter): +1/0.
  • Latitude geographic 57.2, longitude geographic -2.2.
  • The geographical location of the airport: 9 kilometers in the direction of the north-west from the city center of Aberdeen.
  • The number of airport terminals: 1.
Graduated from Embry-Riddle Aviation University with a master's degree in aviation science. He began his career as an aviation researcher in local periodicals. Has a pilot license. Now are the author and developer of the Plane Worlds.