Airport unveil new improvements plot

by Emily DUNBAR on January 27, 2012

Aberdeen airport announced on Wednesday that a multi-million pound investment plan to improve its terminal is about to take off.

The airport said that the project will help improve passenger facilities while providing more capacity. The hub plans to splash £4.25 million on projects this year and £45 million has been earmarked through to 2021, with plans also including the beginning of a £5 million expansion of the airport’s arrivals area, which will be carried out from now until 2019.

Additionally, there is a two-year plan costing £3 million that will boost capacity throughout the terminal while expanding the security search area. As if that weren’t enough, the grand opening of a new £750,000 car rental facility will take place in the near future.

In 2011, passenger numbers at Aberdeen airport were up by 11.5 per cent in 2011, as alleged by the CAA’s latest provisional figures. This made the hub the UK’s fastest-growing airport among those that handle in excess of 500,000 passengers per annum.

Derek Provan, the Airport managing director of the hub, told reporters that the aim is to carry on providing a high quality standard of service that can only be achieved by increasing capacity as recent passenger growth forecasts and the figures they have produced mean that new and modern facilities are needed.

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