Aberdeen International Airport shortlisted for major national award

Aberdeen International Airport has been shortlisted for ‘Airport of the Year’ at the National Transport Awards.

Supported by the UK Government’s Department for Transport, the annual National Transport Awards is now in its 19th year and celebrates the successes of national and local transport projects.

Winners of the awards will be announced at a gala dinner in London’s Westminster Park Plaza Hotel on 31 October 2019. 

Nominations are awarded to businesses whose projects benefit transport users and contribute to the development of the nation’s transport infrastructure.  

Aberdeen International Airport has been shortlisted from all UK & Ireland airports in the category which looks for evidence of excellence or significant improvement in overall performance or provision of facilities over the past 12 months.

Aberdeen International Airport is set to complete its £20 million terminal transformation project this autumn which reconfigured the terminal layout and created new opportunities for both independent and group retailers. The project has introduced two new first floor business lounges, enhanced security search area and World Duty Free, and has increased floor space in the departure lounge.

Steve Szalay, Chief Executive of Aberdeen International Airport, said: “Having invested a significant amount to improving services at the airport, the nomination is a brilliant way to celebrate our success as we approach the conclusion of the terminal transformation project.

“This is a testament to all involved in the ambitious project and is a positive milestone in the airport’s journey. It’s an honour for the airport to be recognised at a national level.”


Issued by Frame on behalf of Aberdeen Airport.

 Aberdeen International Airport

Aberdeen International Airport is the north-east of Scotland’s major transport hub and is a vital economic driver for the region, contributing more than £110 million a year to the local economy. It is the gateway to Europe’s energy capital and is Europe’s busiest commercial heliport. Approximately 300 people are employed directly by Aberdeen International Airport which supports 3,400 jobs across the north-east of Scotland.

With 20 airlines serving 40 destinations, the airport handled 3.1 million passengers in 2018. It is nearing the completion of the largest investment programme in its history. The airport’s £20 million terminal transformation programme has resulted in a 50% increase in the size of the terminal building and with it, a comprehensive transformation of current passenger facilities.


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