Aberdeen Airport facts for kids
Port-adhair Obar Dheathain
|IATA: ABZ – ICAO: EGPD|
|Elevation AMSL||215 ft / 66 m|
Location of airport in Scotland
|Passenger change 10-11||11.8%|
|Movements change 10-11||8.0%|
|Sources: UK AIP at NATS
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority
It is about 5 nautical miles (5.8 miles or 9.3 km) northwest of Aberdeen city centre. 2.76 million passengers used Aberdeen Airport in 2010, a reduction of 7.4% from 2009. It is the 15th busiest airport in the UK. The airport was the second busiest airport in Scotland, and sixth busiest in the United Kingdom by number of flights in 2010.
The airport has one main passenger terminal, serving scheduled and charter holiday flights. There are three terminals for North Sea helicopter operations, used by Bristow Helicopters, CHC-Scotia, and Bond Offshore Helicopters. There is also a small terminal next to the main passenger terminal, Broomfield House, used for oil company charter flights to Scatsta in Shetland, operated by Eastern Airways.
With the newer aircraft, helicopters can reach the northern most platforms on both the East and west of Shetland areas. However, helicopters often use Wick, Kirkwall, Scatsa and Sumburgh for refuelling stops.
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