Dundee Airport (DND)
History, Facts and Overview
Dundee Airport dates back to 1963, when it first opened its doors as an important local airport. Built on back-filled land on an area of the Firth of Tay, the airport comprised a short grass runway and began operating scheduled flights three years later, when the main routes included Glasgow and Prestwick.
In the early 1970s, the runway was tarmacked and then some 20 years later, extended to around 1,400 metres / 4,595 feet. A new terminal building was built in 1997 and more recently, the management on Dundee Airport (DND) was taken over by the Highlands and Islands Airports Limited.
It is hoped that in the future Dundee Airport will be able to accommodate further scheduled flights and increase its popularity.
Owing to Dundee's small size and regional status, facilities are limited to an airport café, tourist help desk, parent and baby-changing room, first aid services and car rental agencies. However, there is good provision for disabled travellers, with specially adapted facilities.