Aberdeen International Airport
Address: Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7DU, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)344 481 6666
IATA airport code: ABZ
ICAO airport code: EGPD
Alias: Aberdeen Airport or Port-adhair Eadar-nàiseanta Obar Dheathain
Owner: AGS Airports
ABZ Arrivals today
About Aberdeen international airport arrivals
Aberdeen Airport is Scotland’s third largest airport and consists of a main terminal for passenger flights. In addition, the airport is known as one of the busiest heliports in the world. There are a total of 3 helicopter runways for Aberdeen flight arrivals.
Top routes from ABZ
- LHR – London Heathrow
- LSI – Sumburgh
- AMS – Amsterdam Schiphol
- MAN – Manchester
- KOI – Kirkwall
- SVG – Stavanger
- BHX – Birmingham
- LGW – London Gatwick
- MME – Darlington
- BGO – Bergen
The airport opened its doors in the year 1934. A flying school started by Eric Dower. A decade later, the complex was used for Aberdeen arrivals by the Royal Air Force. After the Second World War, little of the former airport remained. A lot has changed due to the many expansions and developments. It also fell into the hands of new owners (BAA) in 1975. There are also developments of the last 20 years. Due to the noise of the aircraft, it is prohibited to have Aberdeen flight arrivals between 10:30 pm and 6:00 am. In 2011, the runway for passenger aircraft was further extended to 6,400 feet. As a result, the airport has acquired international status. It also won an award in 2019 that you shouldn’t be proud of. The airport scored lowest in customer satisfaction in Scotland and not much higher in the UK.
Terminal at Aberdeen airport
Aberdeen Airport has one terminal. Almost all facilities are located on the ground floor. The Aberdeen arrivals hall (UK arrivals and international arrivals) can be found on the right, the departure hall on the left (check-in desks 1 to 24 and security check).
Aberdeen airport routes
Over the past 12 years, the number of passengers to be transported at Aberdeen Airport has fluctuated around 3 million. Last year it became 2.9 million passengers. Of course, the Aberdeen airport flight arrivals will go down considerably in 2020 and 2021 due to the corona virus. Most flights go to England and especially to London Heathrow with almost 700k passengers. Amsterdam Airport comes in second with more than 300k passengers annually. Where at many of the UK airports have routes to Spain, this is not the case at Aberdeen. Alicante only comes in 16 with 18,000 Aberdeen airport arrivals a year.
Aberdeen airport ground transportation
If you just want to drop someone off at the airport, you can do that right in front of the terminal at the Express Drop-off area. You can stand there for 10 minutes for £4. If you have an electric car and register in advance, you can park for free. If you want to park a little longer, you can use Short Stay Parking. Another option is the Long Stay Pick Up & Drop Off area. This is free for 30 minutes. From this location there are free shuttle buses to the terminal.
There are several options for traveling by bus. These depart just in front of the terminal. For long distance journeys by bus you must first go to Aberdeen city center to depart from Guild Street bus station. Bus X27 and Jet Service 727 run to Aberdeen city centre. Bus route 747 goes to Montrose, Kingswells, Peterhead and Stonehaven.
The price for a taxi to Aberdeen city center is approximately £24-28. The journey takes about 30 minutes. You may have to wait for a taxi at Aberdeen Airport. You could also book a taxi in advance.