Offshore Europe 2013 - another success
16 September 2013
Offshore Europe 2013 was record breaking once again at Aberdeen International Airport. The airport passenger figures are just in for the week of the event – 12.9% up on the previous event.
From Monday 2nd September to Sunday 8th this year 70,574 people passed through the airport terminal. During that week the busiest single day was Friday 6th during which time 6,734 were processed through security alone. Despite the influx of passengers, the longest single queue time was recorded at just 15 minutes during one short peak.
This compares to the 2011 show, which saw a total of 67,000 passengers using the airport. It is also close to a 20% increase on a normal September week.
From a passenger satisfaction perspective, a number of compliments were received by the team on issues ranging from the operation to the look of the new staff uniforms. On-site retailers saw a strong week also, reporting success across the board.
Roger Hunt is the operations director. He said: “It was great to see another strong example of how planning and preparation can make a challenging and busy week go so smoothly. Our success in managing our business through everything that Offshore Europe presented to us was a credit to the support provided by operational and non-operational staff and our business partners, all of whom raised the bar to ensure that everything went smoothly. Delivering in such a manner requires the combination of a well prepared plan and a real team effort to execute the plan, all of which is to be applauded.”