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The history of Aberdeen Airport

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In recent years Aberdeen International Airport has won a number of awards, including the highlights listed here:


  • National Geographic Traveller's Award for Innovation - The National Geographic Traveller Readers Awards 2019
  • Sword of Honour - British Safety Awards
  • Working Together for Tourism - Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards
  • Iain Whyte Memotial Award - Canine Concern Scotland Trust recognised the contribution and impact the airport has made to the Trust.


  • Adult Changing Facility awarded accredition - Changing Places (an official body supporting people with profound and multiple learning difficulties)


  • Best B2C Business Project - website "contextual travel timeline" - Big Chip Awards
  • Best Bus Service - Aberdeen Airport JET 727 service - Scottish Transport Awards


  • Best new surface car park - Park & Depart - British Parking Awards


  • MERIT - British Safety Council's International Safety Award for 2014


  • WINNER - Best UK airport (under 6 million passengers), Airport Operators Association awards.
  • GOLD Investors in People award
  • Finalist at the Scottish Transport Awards - Airport of the Year
  • Northern Star 2014 finalists for "Excellence in Customer Service" and "Excellence in Health and Safety"
  • Accredited against three H&S standards:
  • ISO 9001 - assesses quality management processes
    ISO 14001 - provides assurances on environmental management systems
    OHSAS 18001 - a British standard for occupational Health and Safety


  • GOLD Healthy Working Lives award.
  • 'Mental Health and Well-being' commendation from the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives.
  • First airport in the UK to be awarded 'Customer First' accreditation, in recognition of the launch and delivery of the customer charter.
  • Shortlist for "Excellence in Customer Service" at the Northern Star Business Awards
  • Winner - 'Airports Under 4m Passengers' category at the Routes Europe Marketing Awards
  • Shortlist as 'Airport of the Year' at the Scottish Transport Awards


  • Shortlist as “Best Airport in Social Media” at the Simpliflying Awards
  • Shortlist for "Airport of the Year" at the National Transport Awards
  • Finalists in Northern Star Awards - category: Best Overall Medium Business.
  • Scottish Transport Awards - A team from the security and terminal department finalists in ‘Frontline Employee of the Year’.
  • Finalist in Process Excellence Awards - category: "Best Start-up Business Process Excellence Programme (Under 2 Years)"
  • Bronze award - National Recycling Stars


  • British Safety Council – International Safety Award with Merit.
  • "Best Bus Service" Airport Jet Bus 727 – Scottish Transport Awards
  • Silver "Investors in People" award