Tiree Airport
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Tiree Airport

Tiree Airport

Port-adhair Thiriodh
Loganair Viking Air DHC-6-400 Twin Otter at Tiree Airport.jpg
HIAL Viking DHC-6-400 Twin Otter, operated by Loganair, at Tiree Airport (2015)
Airport typePublic
OperatorHighlands and Islands Airports Limited
LocationCrossapol Argyll and Bute
Elevation AMSL38 ft / 12 m
Coordinates56°29?57?N 006°52?09?W / 56.49917°N 6.86917°W / 56.49917; -6.86917Coordinates: 56°29?57?N 006°52?09?W / 56.49917°N 6.86917°W / 56.49917; -6.86917
EGPU is located in Argyll and Bute
Location in Argyll and Bute
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: 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 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 destinations


Busiest routes to and from Tiree (2017)[8]
Rank Airport Total
2016 / 17
1 Glasgow 11,266 Increase 20.8



  1. ^ Tiree - EGPU
  2. ^ "RAF Tiree airfield". Control Towers. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 73.
  4. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 83.
  5. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 85.
  6. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 95.
  7. ^ a b c "Tiree (Reef)". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ "Airport Data 2017". UK Civil Aviation Authority. 3 March 2017. Tables 12.1(XLS) and 12.2 (XLS). Retrieved 2017.


  • Jefford, C.G. 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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