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Welcome to Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands! Possibly the nicest airport in the world, small but perfectly formed Inverness Airport offers a laid back airport experience. Considered something of a Highland travelling hub, Inverness Airport offers a taste of the warm welcome you are guaranteed to experience throughout your stay.

The Inverness Airport Customer Service promise is as follows:- "People are at the heart of our business. At our airport we promise friendly and professional service in a calm and safe environment." This, in my opinion, they achieve... with flying colours (no pun intended!) You will find none of the hustle and bustle that is commonplace amongst Britain's ever swelling, ever sweltering city airports. During 2007 alone, 700,000 passengers passed through Inverness Airport, admiring the locally produced paintings about the terminal building, enjoying some jolly banter with the local airport staff as well as appreciating all the 'home from home' comforts and conveniences. Owned by HIAL or Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd, with over three hundred flights weekly, Inverness Airport is the biggest flying operation you are likely to encounter north of Edinburgh.

 

The biggest of the Highland's ten airports, Inverness is situated just outside of the city, at distinctly rural Dalcross. Following the A96  road signs for Aberdeen, the airport is found about  14 kilometres (9 miles) from the "Highland's capital" travelling in a north east direction.

 

A large proportion of flights here are to and from the United Kingdom and Ireland with a more limited selection of services to Europe. Performing an integral Highland island-hopping service, Inverness Airport successfully connects the more remote with the very far from remote with planes dashing off to Sumburgh in the Shetlands and Stornoway in the Western Isles, as well as a twice daily service to Edinburgh and a daily flight to London-Luton. Other scheduled flights include London Gatwick, Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Dublin, Belfast City, Manchester, Leeds-Bradford, Nottingham, Southampton and Orkney. (Unfortunately, there are currently no flights operating out of Inverness for Glasgow.) 

 

Inverness Airport is all on one level and is very compact and being a 'mobility friendly' organization, presents shop and cafe layouts that are easily traversed even if you are travelling in a mobility scooter. There are disabled parking bays, specifically designated disabled toilets and an entrance serviced by considerably proportioned revolving doors. Airport staff are always happy to assist when requested and can provide wheelchairs if required.

 

Ambulift, to assist passengers with mobility problems in the boarding and disembarking of the plane, is on offer at the airport. It is essential that you book this up through your airline in advance. Between the facilities like Ambulift and the friendly staff at Inverness Airport, your journey will be just that much more pleasurable.

 

 

Travelling to and from the airport is managed via a selection transport methods including car hire, taxi and bus.

 

 

 

 

 

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