Checking in at Aberdeen Airport
Where to check in
The check-in area at Aberdeen Airport is to the left as you enter the terminal concourse via the main entrance. Go to the relevant airline check-in desk, or use the self-service kiosks if you're eligible for this service.
How early to arrive
Please see your ticket or consult your airline for advice about check-in times. However, the following timings are provided as a general guide.
- International flights: Please allow at least two hours before your scheduled departure time.
- UK and Ireland flights: Please allow at least one and a half hours before your scheduled departure time.
Terminal opening hours: 03:30 – last flight movement
Passengers travelling with a number of airlines can check in online for flights departing from Aberdeen. Not all passengers and flights are eligible – for example, some airlines won't let you check in online if you have hold luggage – so please check the service conditions beforehand.
Airline online check-in links
Please note that passengers who have checked in online still have to arrive in good time for their flight – pay close attention to the times given by your airline for dropping bags, collecting boarding cards and arriving at the gate.
Depending on your airline, you may be able to use this time-saving service. Simply use the self-service kiosk to check in and print your boarding card, then go to the fast bag drop desk.
At Aberdeen there are self-service check in kiosks (located near the standard check in desks) for passengers flying with bmi regional, British Airways, Flybe, KLM, Air France and SAS.
Please note that some passengers and flight destinations are not eligible for self service check-in. You should confirm whether this service is available to you at the time of booking or visit your airline's website to find out about service limitations.
Once you've checked in you'll pass through security control before entering the departure lounge. To avoid any delay to your journey, you are advised to allow plenty of time for security screening.
In the departure lounge, keep an eye on the information screens listing flight departures, boarding times and gate numbers. Boarding usually begins around 45 minutes before departure.