Aberdeen Airport Information (ABZ)
Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) is located at Dyce, approximately 10kms from Aberdeen city centre. The airport is the second busiest airport in Scotland and the sixth busiest in the United Kingdom, handling around three million passengers each year.
- Dyce, Aberdeen
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- 057°12'07"N 002°11'52"W
An international airport, Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) is also the main heliport for Britain's offshore oil industry - three terminals are dedicated to North Sea helicopter operations, while there is one main terminal for non-oil related flights. The airport is the world's busiest commercial heliport.
Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) opened in 1934 and during WWII it was used as an RAF base. Subsequently, it quickly grew as Aberdeen's status as an oil city expanded, and the airport now operates 24 hours. At present a multi-million pound expansion and refurbishment project is underway to attract more flights from Europe and North America and to improve passenger comfort and services. This expansion project is expected to create 1,200 new jobs in Scotland.
Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2009, the airport offers passengers everything they may expect from a busy modern airport. It serves 16 flights to London each day, and the most popular international destination is the Netherlands. Excellence in public and community relations is something the airport strives for and in 2008 it was awarded 'Most Improved Airport in the World' by the ACI.
The airport is easy to navigate, well-maintained despite extensive refurbishment work taking place, and readily connected to Aberdeen city centre by road and rail networks. Though there are no hotels within the airport perimeter itself, several comfortable overnight accommodation options are located close by.