Tiree Airport

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Tiree Airport

Port-adhair Thiriodh
TRE logo-01.svg
Loganair Viking Air DHC-6-400 Twin Otter at Tiree Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/Operator HIAL
LocationCrossapol Argyll and Bute
Elevation  AMSL 38 ft / 12 m
Coordinates 56°29′57″N006°52′09″W / 56.49917°N 6.86917°W / 56.49917; -6.86917 Coordinates: 56°29′57″N006°52′09″W / 56.49917°N 6.86917°W / 56.49917; -6.86917
Website www.hial.co.uk/tiree-airport/
Map
Argyll and Bute UK location map.svg
Airplane silhouette.svg
EGPU
Location in Argyll and Bute
Runways
Direction LengthSurface
mft
05/231,4724,829 Asphalt
11/297992,621Asphalt
17/357922,598 Concrete
Sources: UK AIP at NATS [1]

Tiree Airport (Scottish Gaelic : Port-adhair Thiriodh) ( IATA : TRE, ICAO : EGPU) is located 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km; 2.9 mi) north northeast of Balemartine on the island of Tiree in the Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. It is owned and maintained by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited.

Contents

The airport is served by a scheduled service from Glasgow, operated by a Loganair Twin Otter.

History

The airfield is the former Royal Air Force Tiree which was requisitioned in 1940 and became operational in April 1942 before being transferred to Ministry of Civil Aviation in 1947. [2]

The following units were based at RAF Tiree at some point:

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Hebridean Air Services Coll, Oban
Loganair Glasgow

Statistics

Busiest routes to and from Tiree (2022) [9]
RankAirportTotal
passengers
Change
2021 / 22
1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Glasgow 10,558Increase2.svg 34.7%
Annual passenger traffic at TRE airport. See Wikidata query.

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References

Citations

  1. Tiree - EGPU
  2. "RAF Tiree airfield". Control Towers. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  3. Jefford 1988 , p. 73.
  4. Jefford 1988 , p. 83.
  5. Jefford 1988 , p. 85.
  6. Jefford 1988 , p. 95.
  7. 1 2 3 4 "Tiree (Reef)". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust . Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  8. Sturtivant, Hamlin & Halley 1997, p. 223.
  9. "Airport Data 2022". UK Civil Aviation Authority. 21 March 2023. Tables 12.1(XLS) and 12.2 (XLS). Retrieved 25 March 2023.

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