Tiree Airport

Last updated

Tiree Airport

Port-adhair Thiriodh
TRE logo-01.svg
Loganair Viking Air DHC-6-400 Twin Otter at Tiree Airport.jpg
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/
Argyll and Bute UK location map.svg
Airplane silhouette.svg
Location in Argyll and Bute
Direction LengthSurface
05/231,4724,829 Asphalt
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.


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


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

Hebridean Air Services Coll, Oban
Loganair Glasgow


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

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">RAF Abingdon</span>

Royal Air Force Abingdon or more simply RAF Abingdon was a Royal Air Force station near Abingdon, Oxfordshire. It is now known as Dalton Barracks and is used by the Royal Logistic Corps.

Royal Air Force Long Kesh or more simply RAF Long Kesh is a former Royal Air Force station at Maze, Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">RAF Ballyhalbert</span> Former Royal Air Force station in Northern Ireland

Royal Air Force Ballyhalbert or more simply RAF Ballyhalbert is a former Royal Air Force station at Ballyhalbert on the Ards Peninsula, County Down, Northern Ireland

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Islay Airport</span> Airport in Islay, Argyll and Bute

Islay Airport is located 4.5 nautical miles north-northwest of Port Ellen on the island of Islay in Argyll and Bute, off the west coast of Scotland. It is a small rural airport owned and maintained by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited. Today the airport is used for scheduled services to the Scottish mainland, and for air ambulances.

Royal Air Force Blackbushe or more simply RAF Blackbushe is a former Royal Air Force station in Hampshire, England, during the Second World War. It is now Blackbushe Airport.

Royal Air Force Prestwick otherwise known as RAF Prestwick, was a RAF unit based at the NATS air traffic control centre, adjacent to Glasgow Prestwick Airport, South Ayrshire, in south west Scotland. The unit was home to the Scottish Air Traffic Control Centre (Military) which provided an air traffic control service to military aircraft operating within its area of responsibility. Prestwick was also home to a Distress and Diversion (D&D) Cell which provided assistance to both military and civil aircraft in an emergency.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Tain Air Weapons Range</span> Military range in Highlands, Scotland

Tain Air Weapons Range is a Ministry of Defence air weapons range on the Dornoch Firth near Tain in Scotland. Royal Air Force aircrews from RAF Lossiemouth are trained in air weaponry on the range, along with NATO aircrew.

Royal Air Force Bircham Newton or more simply RAF Bircham Newton is a former Royal Air Force station located 2.1 miles (3.4 km) south east of Docking, Norfolk and 13.4 miles (21.6 km) north east of King's Lynn, Norfolk, England.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Wick Airport</span> Airport in Scotland, UK

Wick John O' Groats Airport is located one nautical mile north of the town of Wick, at the north-eastern extremity of the mainland of Scotland. It is owned and maintained by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited. The airport provides commercial air travel connections for Caithness, with scheduled services to Aberdeen Airport and, until early 2020, Edinburgh. It remains regularly used by helicopters servicing local offshore oil operations and the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm. It also serves as a stop-over for light aircraft ferry flights between Europe and North America via Iceland. The airport also operates an out of hours call-out service for air ambulances, coastguard and police flights.

Royal Air Force Sumburgh or more simply RAF Sumburgh is a former Royal Air Force satellite station that was located on the southern tip of the mainland island of the Shetland Islands, and was home to half of No. 404 Squadron RCAF. At the outbreak of the Second World War the airstrip at the Sumburgh Links was taken over by the Air Ministry. By 1941 there were three operational runways at RAF Sumburgh from which a variety of RAF aircraft operated.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">RAF Colerne</span>

Royal Air Force Colerne or more simply RAF Colerne is a former Royal Air Force station which was on the outskirts of the village of Colerne in Wiltshire, England, and was in use from 1939 to 1976.

Royal Air Force Eastchurch or more simply RAF Eastchurch is a former Royal Air Force station near Eastchurch village, on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England. The history of aviation at Eastchurch stretches back to the first decade of the 20th century when it was used as an airfield by members of the Royal Aero Club. The area saw the first flight by a British pilot in Britain.

Royal Air Force Doncaster or more simply RAF Doncaster, also referred to as Doncaster Aerodrome, is a former Royal Air Force station near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Breighton Aerodrome</span> Royal Air Force base in Yorkshire, England

Breighton Aerodrome is a private aerodrome primarily used for general aviation flying located on the former Royal Air Force Breighton or more simply RAF Breighton, a former Royal Air Force station located near to the village of Breighton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">RAF Ballykelly</span>

Royal Air Force Ballykelly or more simply RAF Ballykelly is a former Royal Air Force station which opened in 1941 in Ballykelly, County Londonderry. It closed in 1971 when the site was handed over to the British Army as Shackleton Barracks. A small part of the base has been used as a refuelling point by army helicopters and small fixed-wing aircraft usually operating out of Joint Helicopter Command Flying Station Aldergrove near the town of Antrim.

Royal Air Force Fraserburgh, or more simply RAF Fraserburgh, is a former Royal Air Force station located in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 3.2 miles (5.1 km) south east of Fraserburgh and 12.3 miles (19.8 km) north west of Peterhead.

Royal Air Force Macmerry or more simply RAF Macmerry is a former Royal Air Force satellite station located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) west of Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland and 11.4 miles (18.3 km) east of Edinburgh. It was situated immediately to the north east of Macmerry on the north side of the A1 road. It has also been called RNAS Macmerry and unofficially RAF Tranent and RAF Penston during its life.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">RAF Church Fenton</span> Royal Air Force base in Yorkshire, England

Royal Air Force Church Fenton or RAF Church Fenton was a former Royal Air Force (RAF) station located 4.3 miles (6.9 km) south east of Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, England and 6.3 miles (10.1 km) north west of Selby, North Yorkshire, near the village of Church Fenton. The station was opened in 1937 and during the Second World War was home to air defence aircraft, a role retained by the station until the 1960s when it became a training station. It closed in 2013 and is now a civilian airfield known as Leeds East Airport.

Royal Air Force Skeabrae or more simply RAF Skeabrae is a former Royal Air Force station located in Orkney, Mainland, United Kingdom.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">RAF Alconbury</span> Royal Air Force station near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Royal Air Force Alconbury or more simply RAF Alconbury is an active Royal Air Force station near Huntingdon, England. The airfield is in the civil parish of The Stukeleys, close to the villages of Great Stukeley, Little Stukeley, and Alconbury. Flying operations are no longer based at the site, with most of the land, including the runway, having been sold in 2009 to become the new settlement of Alconbury Weald.



  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.