Dundee Airport is a licensed airfield open for scheduled, private and charter operators and is situated only five minutes from Dundee city centre.
The airport is equipped to handle various sizes of aircraft to meet the customer needs. There is a small private lounge available for use by private passengers or crews. Please contact the airport for further information.
Every day our operations teams handle a multitude of flights from the onsite flight training school to the scheduled services and the private operators using business and leisure jets.
The onsite flight training school can offer training for full Private Pilots License (PPL) right through to Commercial Pilots License (CPL). The school is run by Tayside Aviation who have a long and varied history at Dundee Airport.
Dundee Airport is proud to be the closest airport to the “home of golf”, St Andrews’ Royal and Ancient Golf Course – appointed venue for the Open 2010. The course is a mere 20 minutes’ car journey from the airport and is ideally situated for many of the best and unrivalled golf courses in the UK including Carnoustie and Gleneagles to name but a few!
The city of Dundee has a vibrant and cosmopolitan feel to it, hosting various conferences, shows and attractions throughout the year – there is always something to see and do. You can explore the history of Dundee with the jute trade at the Verdant Works or marvel at the sight of the “RRS Discovery Ship” which provided transport for Scott’s trip to the Antarctic.
Dundee has some great shops and unique outlets, and a huge choice of restaurants and pubs for you to relax in.
Further afield, the airport is a convenient gateway for Fife, Angus, Perth and Kinross and is less than an hour’s drive from the start of the Highlands. Within easy driving distance there is a choice of hill walking, mountain biking, golf, angling and great historical places to visit. For more information on what is available, please visit our guide.
No matter what the time of year, Dundee Airport is able to accommodate all your needs and to get you to where you want to be.
Dundee Airport History
Operations started at Dundee Airport in the 1950s; known then as Riverside Park the facility was little more than a grass strip on newly reclaimed land adjacent to the northerly end of the Tay rail bridge.
Although most of the airlines who used the airfield in those days are long gone one continues to this day in the shape of Scotland’s own airline: Loganair.
Most grass-field airports suffer from a common problem; water logging in the winter months and Riverside Park was no exception, made worse by the proximity to the river Tay.
A decision was made by the then operators; Tayside Regional Council to move westwards by 500m to the airport’s current location in the 1970s. An all weather asphalt runway was laid, initially 900m in length (later lengthened to 1100m) and a new apron & terminal established on the northern edge if the site.
The current airport has developed from that modest beginning; the runway was further lengthened to 1400m in 1995 to accommodate a wider variety of aircraft, the original terminal was replaced the following year with the present building allowing the airport to offer a facility capable of handling in excess of 150,000 passengers a year
In 2000 the runway was equipped with a full Instrument Landing System to allow aircraft to land in most weather conditions.
Highlands & Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL)
In December 2007, HIAL assumed responsibility for the operation of Dundee Airport and now operates it via a wholly owned subsidiary company, Dundee Airport Limited. For more information on the HIAL Group, please click here.