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Charter Flights from or to Inverness

Inverness Airport is located 15 kilometres outside of the city and has two runways at its disposal that private jets and other light aircraft can use. For light aircraft passengers, besides the professional check-in service, there is also the possibility for self-check-in.

Inverness Airport’s History

The space was constructed in 1949 as the Royal Air Force station Dalcross and was initially used exclusively as a military airfield. The airport opened for civilian use in 1947. The first regular flight route was established in the 1970s between Inverness and London Heathrow. In 2012, the south apron area, mostly used as a carpark, was extended in order to allow larger aircraft access to the terminal. In 2013, following an extension of the runway, the road surfaces were renewed allowing for a direct link between the airport and business park.

Location of Inverness Airport

Distances from Inverness Airport to:

  • Inverness Castle: approx. 15 kilometres by car
  • Loch Ness (Lochend): approx. 25 kilometres by car
  • Cairngorms National Park: approx. 51 kilometres by car

Inverness is located in northern Scotland and is the capital of the Highlands region. The airport, just north of Inverness, is used mostly for domestic flights within the United Kingdom. Destinations in Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland as well as the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands are only a short flight time away. The airport is attractive for private flights to and from Inverness, especially for owners and users of light aircraft. The most popular destinations are as follows:

Private flights from Inverness to Glasgow (GLA) take approximately three-quarters of an hour. It takes around 25 minutes to get from the airport to the city centre by taxi or rental car. If a transfer has already been organised, passengers can be picked up directly across from the main terminals. A charter flight from Inverness to London Farnborough (FAB) takes a little less than an hour and a half. Farnborough is a dedicated business airport, and the runway is accessible for cars, so passengers can be collected from the aircraft and taken to wherever they wish to go. It takes around an hour and a half to reach central London by car. For a quicker transfer, we recommend that you use a helicopter shuttle service.

The flight time from Inverness to Lorient (LRT) in Brittany is about an hour and 45 minutes. Since 1974 there has been a weekly flight connection between the two cities, serving predominantly as a transfer route for sailors. For transfers from the airport to Lorient or a neighbouring port town there are rental car companies and taxis. For a charter flight from Inverness to London Luton (LTN) plan for an hour and 15 minute journey. Luton Airport is located approximately 50 kilometres northwest of London, and we recommend that you use a helicopter shuttle service if you are looking to reach the capital quickly. The nearby towns of Hemel Hempstead and Dunstable are easy to reach by car. A flight from Inverness to Aberdeen (ABZ) takes around 40 minutes. The ten kilometres into the city centre are quickly covered by taxi or rental car. You can find the taxi stands in front of the terminal building, while the car rental companies are located in a separate building beyond the terminals.

More than 30,000 flights arrive and depart from Inverness Airport every year, carrying more than 700,000 passengers (2016). The handling of private flights, flying to or from Inverness, can be undertaken by any of the airports service partners. For planes weighing less than 3,000 kg there is the possibility for self check-in. However, generally flights must be announced in advance to ground staff for handling and other services to be reserved.

The airport has two runways:

Runway Length and width Surface
05/23 1.887 m × 46 m Asphalt
11/29 700 m × 18 m Asphalt

Transfers for Private Charter Flights at Inverness

The journey from the airport into the city takes between 15 and 20 minutes by car. For a quick transfer, we suggest you reserve a taxi or rental car in advance. You will find these service providers directly at the airport. The airport’s official taxi service is located directly in front of the terminal building and can provide additional services on request, such as individual tours or exclusive limousine vehicles.

Explore Northern Scotland with Flights to Inverness Airport

A private flight to Inverness guarantees you comfortable travel. If you have more time during your stay, it is recommended you visit the local attractions. See the Inverness Castle, built upon the ruins of the castle in which Macbeth reportedly killed King Duncan in the 11th century. The castle is built on a hill that rises up beside the river Ness. From the North Tower, which is open to the public, you have an excellent view of Inverness. A visit to nearby Loch Ness is also strongly recommended. It is one of the most fish-rich waters in the country and has an attractive fishing town. The same goes for Cairngorms National Park: as the largest national park in the UK it is characterised by a mountainous forest landscape with many lakes and moors and is the ideal hunting ground for the Scottish Moorhuhn. Within the park there are numerous activities, such as clay pigeon shooting.

With JetApp you can charter a plane to fly nonstop to or from Inverness. Simply choose the aircraft that best suits your needs and wishes!

Airport Facts

  • Airport code: EGPE / INV
  • Altitude: 9 m (30 ft) above MSL
  • Passengers per year: 783,017 (2016)
  • Aircraft movements per year: 30,450 (2016)
  • Runways: 2 (1,887 m, 700 m)

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