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Transport Minister unveils latest BAA investment at Aberdeen Airport

18/03/2009

Scotland’s Transport Minister is in Aberdeen today, for the official opening of the Airport’s new International Walkway.

Stewart Stevenson is guest of honour at the Dyce terminal, helping to unveil the latest stage of BAA Aberdeen’s record year of investment.

The brand new extension to the terminal is enclosed, covered and segregated,  improving the experience for the arriving and departing passengers. The concept was designed as a direct result of their feedback.

The opening follows an extensive stand re-alignment programme – to allow the latest state of the art planes to use Aberdeen Airport, all in amounting to a £5 million investment.

Managing Director Kevin Brown said “We are delighted to have Mr Stevenson here with us to perform the official opening. Initial feedback from passengers and airlines has been positive and we are all aware of the difference this extension will make.”

“This is an incredibly exciting year. Not only are we just about to celebrate our 75th birthday, but we are spending more in these 12 months than we have before. There is no part of our terminal that is not seeing the benefits of our massive spend this year and this walkway is a big part of that.”

Stewart Stevenson MSP, the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change said “I was delighted to be at Aberdeen Airport to mark the official opening of the impressive new International Walkway.  This investment is testament to BAA’s commitment to the airport and shows a determination to see it thrive and expand, a welcome boost to the local economy in these challenging times.

“As visitors arrive from across the world to celebrate Homecoming its important they get a warm welcome and there is no doubt that this year, and for many years to come, visitors travelling through Aberdeen Airport will enjoy these wonderful new facilities.”

Notes to the Editor:

Images of the Minister performing the opening can be provided to the media on request.

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