Inverness Airport Information (INV)
Inverness Airport (INV) is the main gateway to the north of Scotland, and offers a wide range of connections to destinations throughout the UK and Ireland. The airport handled over 600,000 passengers in 2008, with 330 flights in operation each week.
- Dalcross, Inverness, Highlands, Scotland
- Highlands and Islands Airports Limited
- Time Zone
- IATA Code
- ICAO Code
- 057°32'33"N 004°02'51"W
The airport is located eight miles northeast of the city of Inverness, and acts as an important hub for travel between the highlands and the islands. Originally a Royal Air Force base during WWII, the airport opened to the public in 1947. British Airways hosted the first commercial flights from the airport, providing transport to London Heathrow in the 1970s.
The airport has since grown and expanded, although still offers few international services. Seven airlines operate from Inverness Airport, including two budget carriers: easyjet and Ryanair.
Despite its modest size, the airport has a good range of amenities including shops, caf�s and bars. There is also an executive lounge and conference facility for group meetings. Faxing and photocopying can be arranged at the Information Desk and internet access is available from computer bays, as well as at wireless internet points.
The airport is connected to an excellent road network, and is easily accessed from all directions. There is a regular bus service to the city of Inverness, and Highland Taxis are available outside the terminal. Car hire companies represented at the airport included Avis and Hertz, and bookings can be made online prior to arrival.
Passengers can withdraw cash from the airport's ATM, and staff can answer any queries at the information desk. The single-level airport is well-equipped for disabled passengers, with specially adapted toilets, disabled persons' parking, disabled drop-off and revolving doors that provide easy access.