Aberdeen International Airport Overview
Aberdeen International Airport (IATA: ABZ, ICAO: EGPD), also known as Port-adhair Eadar-nàiseanta Obar Dheathain in Scottish Gaelic, is a bustling international airport located in the Dyce suburb of Aberdeen, Scotland. Situated approximately 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) northwest of Aberdeen’s vibrant city centre, this airport serves as a vital gateway for travellers coming to and from the region.
In the year 2023, Aberdeen International Airport recorded an impressive number of 1.9 million passengers, highlighting its significance as a major transportation hub. The airport is owned and operated by AGS Airports, a company that also oversees the operations of Glasgow and Southampton airports, ensuring a high standard of service across all their locations.
Apart from its role in facilitating air travel, Aberdeen Airport plays a crucial role as the main heliport for the offshore North Sea oil and gas industry. This unique feature sets it apart from many other airports, as it caters to the specific needs of the industry by providing essential transportation for workers involved in the offshore operations. The airport’s strategic location near the North Sea makes it an ideal base for helicopter flights to and from the various oil rigs and platforms in the region.
Aberdeen International Airport features a single passenger terminal to cater to commercial flights. In addition to the passenger terminal, there is an offshore fixed-wing terminal specifically designed to accommodate flights related to the offshore oil and gas industry. This terminal serves as a hub for fixed-wing aircraft operating in support of offshore operations.