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Inverness Airport
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Airport type Private
Owner/Operator Highlands and Islands Airports Limited
Serves Inverness
Location Dalcross, Highland
Elevation AMSL 31 ft / 9 m
Coordinates 57°32′33″N 004°02′51″W / 57.5425°N 4.0475°W / 57.5425; -4.0475Coordinates: 57°32′33″N 004°02′51″W / 57.5425°N 4.0475°W / 57.5425; -4.0475

Location in Highland Council Area

Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 1,887 6,191 Asphalt
12/30 700 2,297 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 783,017
Passenger change 15-16 Increase17.0%
Aircraft movements 30,450
Movements change 15-16 Increase1.9%
Sources: UK AIP at NATS
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority

Inverness Airport is an international airport situated at Dalcross, north-east of the city of Inverness, Scotland. It is owned by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL). The airport is the main gateway for travellers to the north of Scotland with a range of scheduled services throughout the United Kingdom, and limited scheduled service to Continental Europe. Limited charter and freight flights operate throughout the UK and Europe. Around 780,000 passengers passed through the airport in 2016.

Like many of the airports in the Highlands and Islands, this airport was originally a RAF air base, and played a role in World War II. It was converted to civilian use in 1947.


10 Busiest Current Routes out of Inverness Airport (2009)
Rank Airport Passengers handled 2008-2009 Change Airlines that serve(d)
1 United Kingdom - London Gatwick Airport 224,872 Decrease 7.5% Easyjet, Flybe
2 United Kingdom - London Luton Airport 86,604 Decrease15.5% Easyjet
3 United Kingdom - Bristol Airport 73,315 Decrease 0.8% Easyjet
4 United Kingdom - Manchester Airport 50,505 Flybe (First year of operation)
5 United Kingdom - Stornoway Airport 33,110 Loganair
6 United Kingdom - Birmingham Airport 30,348 Increase 21.6% Flybe
7 United Kingdom - Kirkwall Airport 24,795 Increase 33.6% Loganair
8 United Kingdom - East Midlands Airport 20,373 Decrease49.3% Ryanair
9 United Kingdom - Belfast City Airport 19,320 Decrease 14.5% Flybe
10 United Kingdom - Southampton Airport 3,903 Decrease 1.2 % Flybe
Source: UK Civil Aviation Authority[1]

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