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Inverness Airport

  • PAX: 938,232
  • IATA: INV
  • ICAO: EGPE

About The Airport

INVERNESS AIRPORT - Land in the Heart of the Scottish Highlands and Islands

After a record 2019, of over 946,000 passengers (+4.8% YoY), the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in 241,890 passengers in 2020 (-74%). 

Top Airport in Europe for Customer Service

Named Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Best Airport by Size and Region 2020 (under 2 million passengers per year in Europe).

INVERNESS - FASTEST GROWING CITY IN SCOTLAND 

Strategic base for renewable energy sector, oil and gas supply sector, growing life sciences  & health sector, food and drink (whisky) sector, and business services.

2021 direct destinations:

  • Amsterdam (Schiphol)
  • Belfast City
  • Belfast International
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Kirkwall (Orkney)
  • London Gatwick
  • London Heathrow
  • London Luton
  • Majorca
  • Manchester
  • Stornoway (Isle of Lewis)
  • Sumburgh (Shetland)

HIGHLAND TOURISM - WORLD FAMOUS ATTRACTIONS

Inverness Airport is close to the following attractions:

  • Loch Ness – 30mins
  • Cairngorms National Park – 50mins
  • Isle of Skye – 2hours 30mins
  • North Coast 500 route – starts in Inverness

In 2019 the Scottish Highlands had 459,000 overseas visitors and was the 2nd most popular area of Scotland for US and French tourists and 3rd for German Tourists. 

The Highlands and Islands key international markets are:

  • USA (131,000)
  • Germany (60,000)
  • Netherlands  (53,000)
  • France  (44,000)
  • Canada   (40,000)
  • Australia  (30,000)
  • Switzerland (16,000)
  • Belgium (16,000)
  • Spain  (12,000)
  • Denmark (9,000)  

*the numbers in brackets represent visitors to the Highlands - Source: VisitScotland, 2019

Facts and Figures

  • List of Top 5 Airlines: BA, KLM, easyJet, Loganair & TUI
  • Number of Serving Airlines: 6
  • Number of Direct Destinations: 12 Scheduled destinations
  • Number of Terminals: 1
  • Number of Runways: 2
  • Length of Main Runway (m): 1,887 PCN:40
  • Passenger Numbers (mppa): 241,890 (2020)
  • Cargo Tonnes (p.a.): 112,341
  • Ownership: Highlands & Islands Airports Limited (HIAL)
  • Operational Opening Hours: 05:00-22.30 and by special arrangement.
  • Total Catchment Population: 330,000
  • Urban Population: 76,000
  • Aircraft Parking Stands: 9 parking positions