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Inverness Airport

  • PAX: 938,232

About The Airport

Best Airport in Europe for Customer Service 2023, 2022, 2021 & 2020 (ACI under 2 million passengers)

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

Inverness Airport is the only international airport in the Highlands, providing direct access to one of the top tourist destinations in the World. Named 'Best in Word 2023' by National Geographic, the Scottish Highlands are renowned for world class golf, breathtaking landscapes, ceilidhs, history, and world-famous whisky - don't forget Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster! 

Inverness Airport:

  • Scheduled: British Airways, KLM, Loganair
  • Low Cost: easyJet 
  • Charter: TUI 

2023 direct destinations:

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

What's New at Inverness Airport?

  • Best Airport in Europe for Customer Service 2023, 2022, 2021 & 2020 (ACI under 2 million passengers)
  • World Class Hospitality Achievement 2023
  • New TUI rotations to Palma de Mallorca added to the schedule for October 2024 in addition to retuning rotations for June and July 2024
  • Increase in onsite car hire providers, including Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz and Avis
  • New Cobalt insight 200 M liquids testing machine installed
  • Next generation scanners coming in 2024
  • SAF available at Inverness Airport – World Fuel Services Offering life cycle carbon reductions of around 70%. The 35% blend SAF is available to all flight operators at the airport
  • £4million investment in energy efficient runway lighting

Why Operate from Inverness Airport? 

  • No Airport Passenger Duty to pay from Inverness Airport  
  • Inverness - Fastest growing city in 2020: Strategic base for renewable energy sector, oil and gas supply sector, growing life sciences  & health sector, aviation and aerospace, food and drink (whisky) sector, and business services.
  • Visitors start their holiday as soon as they land: 
      • Loch Ness – 30mins
      • Cairngorms National Park – 50mins
      • Isle of Skye – 2hours 30mins
      • North Coast 500 route – starts in Inverness
    • Golf: Within a short distance of Inverness Airport there is an abundance of highly regarded golf courses including:
      • 5 minute drive – Castle Stuart Golf Course (66th in GOLF’s Top 100 World ranked golf courses 20/21)
      • 10 miles – Nairn Golf Club (Championship Golf Course) & Nairn Dunbar Golf Club (Championship Golf Course)
      • 50 miles – Royal Dornoch Golf Course (named best Golf Course (2020) and 10th in GOLF’s Top 100 World ranked golf courses 20/21).
    • Whisky: The Malt Whisky Trail starts just 20 miles away from Inverness Airport, and Tomatin Distillery and Glenmorangie Distillery,  TripAdvisors’ top rated in the Highlands, are under an hour away, making Inverness Airport the perfect starting point. There is an abundance of private tour operators offering high end, bespoke whisky tours starting from Inverness Airport.
    • History: Explore world renowned historic sites such as Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness, or Clava Cairns – the inspiration for Outlander’s famous Craigh Na Dun – where the story begins. 


    Facts and Figures

    • List of Top 5 Airlines: BA, KLM, easyJet, Loganair & TUI
    • Number of Serving Airlines: 5
    • Number of Direct Destinations: 10 Scheduled destinations
    • Number of Terminals: 1
    • Number of Runways: 2
    • Length of Main Runway (m): 1,887 PCN:40
    • Passenger Numbers (mppa): 800,000
    • Cargo Tonnes (p.a.): 112,341
    • Ownership: Highlands & Islands Airports Limited (HIAL)
    • Operational Opening Hours: 06.15 -22.30 and by special arrangement.
    • Total Catchment Population: 330,000
    • Urban Population: 76,000
    • Aircraft Parking Stands: 9 parking positions