Aberdeen Airport is a base for BMI Regional Airlines and Eastern Airways and serves the north of Scotland. It is the 14th busiest airport in the UK and receives over 3 million passengers a year. If you have car hire at Aberdeen Airport the city is just a 10 km drive away.
Aberdeen Airport has one terminal building and there are a mix of charter, budget and scheduled flights. The airport has numerous facilities for the traveller and all the basics you could need. For all your money needs, there is a currency exchange office and ATMs. There is a tourist information desk for any questions you may have about the local area and info points for any enquiries at the airport. An executive lounge is available for business class passengers or may be booked for a fee. If you want to surf the internet whilst you wait for your flight, there is internet access or if you get bored you can always watch the flights coming in at the viewing area. There are 6 shops at the airport including WHSmith and Boots for all your last minute buys and Dixons for electronic items. World Duty Free has all your shopping bargains and the latest designer fragrances and watches. If you are hungry there are 4 outlets to choose from including The Kitchen, The Globe and Costa Coffee. Should you need to stay at the airport there is the Thistle Hotel and the Speedbird Inn.
Aberdeen is known as the ‘granite city’ and the ‘flower of Scotland’ and is a seaport and Scotland’s 3rd largest city. It is known for its parks and gardens and floral displays and it also has a harbour and beach. There are lots of interesting museums to visit including the Maritime Museum, the Gordon Highlanders Museum and the Marischal Museum. If you would like to see some fine art, visit the Aberdeen Art Gallery. In Footdee, you can see the traditional quaint houses that have a fishing village feel. You can take a stroll down Union Street, in the city centre and browse the shops, admire the old buildings and stop off at a cafe. In Old Aberdeen, you can see St Machar Cathedral, the pretty Kings College at Aberdeen University and then sit in Seaton Park and watch the world go by. Out and about with car hire in Aberdeen, you can visit Braemar and Balmoral Castle and the art-deco seaside town of Stonehaven.