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Monday 22nd of February 2016
Earlier this month, leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon MSP paid a visit to Aberdeen Airport to make a very important announcement concerning the future of the airport. Aberdeen Airport is set to undergo the biggest renovation since it opened its doors to passengers in 1977, with a total on £20 million being poured into the airport, resulting in a 50% increase in the size of the terminal building.
Estimated to take three years in total, the overhaul of the terminal building will also mean the introductions of two new passenger lounges, a larger baggage reclaim area, a state of the art security search area and brand new retail outlets and catering facilities. The work is due to begin in May 2016 with the construction of a two-storey extension to the airport building.
Carol Benzie, managing director of Aberdeen Airport commented on the forthcoming expansion:
“Not only does this investment represent the most significant upgrade to the airport since the current terminal first opened in 1977, it demonstrates our commitment to providing passengers with high quality facilities.
“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.”