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New store heralds big changes to come in the terminal

18/03/2012

The first steps towards the redevelopment of Aberdeen Airport terminal have taken place, with the opening of a new luggage store. ‘Rolling Luggage’ has had a presence at a temporary unit in the airport before security for a number of years, and has now moved into a dedicated space, reflecting their success and their long term plans for growth at Aberdeen Airport.

The move is part of a major strategy to develop the terminal and increase retail and leisure opportunities for passengers.

Don Jacobs is the airport Commercial Director. He said: “Rolling Luggage has been a business partner of Aberdeen Airport for a number of years and the move from a temporary to a permanent point of sale demonstrates the success and sustainability of their business in Aberdeen. The opening of the new Rolling Luggage shop is one of the first and visible changes resulting from the terminal redevelopment plans that have been highlighted in Aberdeen Airport’s Master Plan. It provides our customers with an enhanced shopping experience, and simultaneously more space is created in the terminal to improve the flow of arriving and departing passengers”.

Keata Murray is the Head of Marketing with the company. She said: “ Rolling Luggage were one of the first companies to bring the concept of high quality luggage to travellers at International airports around the globe. We're extremely pleased to be delivering this concept at Aberdeen Airport.”

The opening of the new-look unit marks the start of work at Aberdeen Airport, to ensure that the terminal building provides everything that the passenger requires. A terminal development strategy is being drawn up, and the relocation of Rolling Luggage marks the first phase in that strategy to increase retail and catering opportunities for passengers, whilst freeing up vital operational space in the terminal.

The strategy is a long term one which will see changes over the coming years.

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