Aberdeen Airport To Get GBP£45 Mln Upgrade

January 25, 2012

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The UK's Aberdeen Airport is in line for a GBP£45 million (USD$67 million) investment to expand and improve the terminal.

The airport is planning to invest GBP£4.5 million this year upgrading the main terminal building to improve passenger facilities and provide more capacity.

The longer-term programme which will run through to 2021 includes a GBP£5 million expansion of the international arrivals area, a two-year plan to boost terminal capacity and the expansion of the security search area at a cost of GBP£3 million.

The moves follow recent figures showing passenger numbers at Aberdeen increasing 11.5 per cent in 2011, making it the fastest growing UK airport last year.

Announcing the investment, Derek Provan, the airport’s managing director, said: "Our aim is to continue to provide high standards of service. To achieve this, we plan to increase our capacity to take account of forecast passenger growth, and modernise our facilities to deliver a better service to passengers, airlines and other airport users."

(Ken Symon)