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).
Terminal map with check-in, arrivals and gate area
Legend of terminal map:
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 700.000 passengers. Amsterdam Airport comes in second with more than 300 thousand 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
- To Aberdeen city centre: Head south on Argyll Rd towards Argyll Cl. Take the A96 to the Spring Garden in Aberdeen. Take Loch St to St Andrew St and arrive in the centre of town.
- To Balmoral: Take Airport Rd to C89C Chapel of Stoneywood – Fairley Rd. Continue on Aberdeen Western Peripheral Rte/A90. Exit towards A944 from Aberdeen Western Peripheral Rte/A90. Follow the A944 and Westhill Dr to your destination in Westhill.
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 center. 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.
If you want to travel further by train, you will first have to go a short distance by bus or taxi to the nearest train station. The rail station is at Dyce. From here you can travel to the center of Aberdeen, but of course to surrounding cities. To get to rail station Dyce you can take the bus ‘First Bus X27’.
Car hire: travel quickly and easily with a rental car after arrival at the airport. With a handful of agencies, there are plenty of different types of cars to rent. The Car Hire Pickup and Return is within walking distance (5 minutes) of the terminal.
There is a group of hotels within a 10-minute walk of the terminal. Some good options according to online reviews are as follows:
- Leonardo Hotel and Conference Venue Aberdeen Airport
- Premier Inn Aberdeen Airport (Dyce) hotel
- Holiday Inn Express IHG Hotel
- Hampton by Hilton