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Aberdeen Airport to receive £20m terminal expansion

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February 1 2016

Aberdeen Airport to receive £20m terminal expansion
Aberdeen International Airport is to receive a £20m terminal expansion and upgrade as part of a package of measures proposed by operator AGS Airports.

The investment will enable the airport to handle a projected rise in passenger numbers by increasing floor space at the terminal by 50 per cent to allow creation of two new passenger lounges, an expanded baggage area, new immigration and search facilities, shops and restaurants.

This would be the single biggest expansion of the airport since it was built in 1977 and is scheduled to get underway in May for completion by 2018.

Airport managing director Carol Benzie said: “We have long recognised the need to expand the terminal and we are doing so with the long term future of the airport in mind. It is one of the most important pieces of transport infrastructure in the North East of Scotland and it plays a crucial role in supporting the wider economy. Now more than ever, it is vital that we invest in our airport to help improve the region’s attractiveness as a key investment destination and that we provide passengers, airlines and the city with an airport they can all be proud of.”

Passenger numbers dipped by seven per cent last year to 3.5m although it remained the airport’s second biggest year on record.

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