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About Aberdeen Airport
Aberdeen Airport is located in Dyce, a suburb of Aberdeen, Scotland, about 9.3 km northwest of Aberdeen city centre. The airport is a base for BMI Regional and Eastern Airways, and it is also used by the Scottish offshore oil industry as its main heliport. More than 3 million passengers use Aberdeen Airport annually. The airport has one primary passenger terminal, from which scheduled and charter holiday flights arrive and depart. There are three terminals for North Sea helicopter operations, as well as a small terminal near the main passenger terminal, which is used mainly for oil company charter flights to Scatsta in Shetland.
Aberdeen is Scotland's third-biggest city (population-wise), after Edinburgh and Glasgow. One of Scotland's 32 local government council areas, it has a population about 220,000. It earned nicknames including the Granite City, the Grey City and the Silver City with the Golden Sands due to the use of local grey granite in buildings constructed from the mid-18th to mid-20th centuries. More recent nicknames, such as the Oil Capital of Europe and the Energy Capital of Europe stem from the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s.
Car hire from Aberdeen Airport means you can explore Scotland at your leisure. Escape to the rugged beauty of Scotland's wilds with a drive to Glen Tanar nature reserve, just 56km away, where you can spot squirrels and crossbills in the ancient woods and sparkling salmon in the rivers - or take time to discover Scotland's other great cities. Dundee is just 106km away by rental car, Inverness is 167km north, and Edinburgh is 203km south via the A90.