Find the cheapest flight to Aberdeen
Aberdeen Airport (airport code ABZ), the third-largest in Scotland serving the country’s third-largest city, isn’t as well-used by tourists as it is by business travelers. For being generally well off the tourist radar map, it’s a very busy airport, indeed. Aberdeen is a hub of bmi regional (a subsidiary of bmi), City Star Airlines and Eastern Airways.
The airport is now open 24 hours a day – it was once under a curfew where planes could not take off or land between 22:30 and 06:00. Over the objections of the locals, the city council overturned that curfew in 2005 and now the airport operates at all hours. Currently, in order to get to Aberdeen from outside of Europe, it’s likely you’ll be flying into London (or even Glasgow or Edinburgh) first. You might be able to save money on your airfare if you book a round-trip flight to London and then book a round-trip flight from London to Aberdeen separately on one of the many budget carriers operating in the UK.
You can find a complete list of airlines serving Aberdeen here, you can track flight arrivals here and departures here. Interactive maps of the airport’s terminals are here. There is a luggage storage facility next to the BAA information desk (hours of operation and costs are listed here). The airport has Internet access points and WiFi (both for a fee) – information is here. Your dining and shopping options at the airport are to be found here. Ground transportation is listed here, and include train, bus and taxi. Car rentals are available at the airport from agencies such as Hertz, Avis, Europcar and Enterprise.
More Information on Aberdeen
Despite its reputation as the “oil capital of Europe,” there are plenty of reasons why a tourist with no interest in oil would want to visit Aberdeen. The city is also sometimes known as the “Flower of Scotland” for its lovely parks and gardens. King’s College, founded in 1495, boasts some of the oldest university buildings in Europe. Aberdeen has grown exponentially since the discovery of oil in the North Sea, but some parts of the city still retain the feel of a charming village.