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Tiree Airport
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Tiree Airport
IATA: TRE – ICAO: EGPU
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Highlands and Islands Airports Limited
Location Balemartine, Argyll and Bute
Elevation AMSL 38 ft / 12 m
Coordinates 56°30′03″N 006°52′17″W / 56.50083°N 6.87139°W / 56.50083; -6.87139Coordinates: 56°30′03″N 006°52′17″W / 56.50083°N 6.87139°W / 56.50083; -6.87139
Website Tiree Airport
Map
Argyll and Bute UK location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
EGPU
Location in Argyll and Bute
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 1,472 4,829 Asphalt
11/29 799 2,621 Asphalt
17/35 792 2,598 Concrete
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]

Tiree Airport (Scottish Gaelic language:Port-adhair Thiriodh) (IATA: TRE, ICAO: EGPU) is located 2.5 NM (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.

HistoryEdit

The airfield is the former Royal Air Force Station 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 destinationsEdit

Airlines Destinations
Flybe
operated by Loganair
Glasgow-International
Hebridean Air ServicesOban, Coll

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. Tiree - EGPU
  2. "RAF Tiree airfield". Control Towers. http://www.controltowers.co.uk/T-V/Tiree.htm. 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. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Tiree (Reef)". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/tiree-reef. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 

BibliographyEdit

  • Jefford, C.G, MBE, BA, RAF (Retd). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.

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