Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is an airport located at Ingliston in the City of Edinburgh, Scotland. Like most other airports in Scotland, it has a historic past, as it started as a small aerodrome back in 1906. One hundred years later, it was the busiest airport in Scotland in 2016. It is located 5.8 miles (9.3 Km) west of the city centre, just off the M8 and M9 motorways. The airport has two runways and one passenger terminal, and employs about 2,500 people.
Glasgow Airport (GLA), also known as Glasgow International Airport, is the second busiest airport in Scotland, right after Edinburgh Airport. It is the primary airport serving the west of Scotland and is the principal transatlantic and direct long-haul entry airport into Scotland, located 6.9 miles off Glasgow City Centre.The airport serves a variety of destinations throughout Europe, North America and the Middle East. Jet2, Ryanair, easyJet, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways and Loganair have a base at the airport. The largest aircraft to regularly operate at the airport are the Boeing 777-300ER and the Boeing 747-400.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is located on the beautiful west coast of Scotland, 32 miles off Glasgow City Centre. The surrounding area boasts world-class golf courses, first-class whisky distilleries, fantastic food, jaw-dropping wildlife and scenery, market towns, picturesque fishing villages and ferry access to Scottish islands and Northern Ireland. Also with a rich history behind, the airport began life around 1934 – primarily as a training airfield – with a hangar, offices and control tower were constructed by the end of 1935. The airport's original owner was David Fowler McIntyre, also the owner of Scottish Aviation with backing from the then Duke of Hamilton. MacIntyre and Hamilton were the first aviators to fly over Mount Everest in 1933.
Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ) is an international airport, located at Dyce, a suburb of Aberdeen, approximately 5.8 miles (9.3 km) northwest of Aberdeen city centre. Aberdeen Airport is a base for BMI Regional, Eastern Airways and Flybe. The airport also serves as the main heliport for the Scottish offshore oil industry.The airport has one main passenger terminal, serving scheduled and charter holiday flights. In addition, there are four terminals dedicated to North Sea helicopter operations. There is also a small terminal adjacent to the main passenger terminal, Broomfield House, used primarily for oil company charter flights to Scatsta in Shetland, operated by Eastern Airways.