Aberdeen airport pulls out all the stops for OE2011
21 September 2011
The figures are just in and it is official, Offshore Europe week 2011 was a record breaker!
Passengers began arriving for the show, from all corners of the globe, on Saturday 3rd Sept 2011 and over the next week more than 67,000 passengers passed through the airport terminal.
This beat the 2009 total of 65,000 during the week of the 2009 show, and is over 11,000 more passengers than the airport would expect in a normal week in September.
The Thursday of the event (8th September) has become the airports busiest ever day for departing passengers, with a staggering 6,623 people being processed through security.
Airport Operations Director Carol Benzie was delighted to see the figures. She said: “We were aware that the week went incredibly well, with months of planning going into the operation, but that compared to the number of passengers we welcomed and processed, I am amazed. The team here pulled out all the stops to deliver a first class result and it showed.
“It was a great team effort, with people from across the airport campus, and from across the many employers, helping each other to ensure we had no operational issues, no delays due to the number of passengers, great feedback and an increase in retail spend across the airport.
“The result was a fantastic performance that really showed the airport and the city in a great light. My deepest thanks to everyone involved.”
SPE President Alain Labastie commented: “I was delighted to see the enthusiasm and vast attendance at SPE Offshore Europe 2011 and it was an honour to be involved. The very high levels of activity were encouraging to see both in the conference and exhibition as the global attendees conducted business, networked and shared their ideas for the future of our industry.”