Aberdeen Airport is located at Dyce which is 5.8 miles northwest of Aberdeen city centre.
Aberdeen Airport Map
The airport has one main passenger terminal, serving all scheduled and charter holiday flights. In addition, there are four terminals dedicated to North Sea helicopter operations, used by Bristow Helicopters, CHC Helicopter, NHV and Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore.
It is owned and operated by AGS Airports which also owns and operates Glasgow and Southampton airports. It was previously owned and operated by Heathrow Airport Holdings (formerly known as BAA).
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Arrivals/Departures & Scanner Frequencies
Aberdeen Airport Scanner Frequencies:
Approach/Radar - 119.055
Dir - 128.305
Tower - 118.105
Ground - 121.705
ATIS - 114.300, 121.855
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.
The airport handles around 500,000 passengers per year by helicopter for the North Sea oil fields making it the world's busiest heliport. For flight training, Airbus/Eurocopter and Bristow Helicopters both have helicopter flight simulators in buildings at the airport.
A major three-year project (2016-2019) aimed to transform the passenger terminal and increase space by 50%.
Getting to Aberdeen Airport
The airport lies on the main A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road, being only a few kilometres from the city centre itself. The airport is connected to the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route at the Craibstone exit which is around 1 mile drive away from the Main terminal.
The Aberdeen-Inverness railway line and Dyce railway station are located alongside the eastern boundary of the airport. The following operators run trains to and from Aberdeen station: National Express East Coast, First ScotRail, and CrossCountry.
Aberdeen Airport is served by local and express bus services operated by First Aberdeen and Stagecoach Bluebird. There is a dedicated Jet 727 bus service up to every 10 minutes to the main bus and rail station in central Aberdeen. 747 Aberdeen Airport-Peterhead links the airport with Balmedie, Ellon, and Peterhead.
The car parks are located close to the airport terminal with quick transfer times.
• Aberdeen Airport Car Parking.
• Drop off & Pick up