Aberdeen International Airport to help around 1,000 passengers on Christmas Day

Aberdeen International Airport is set to help around 1,000 travelling passengers this Christmas Day.

Both domestic and international flights are scheduled to arrive at Aberdeen International Airport throughout the day.

It will be one of the busiest Christmas Days ever at AIA with airport staff and external companies on hand to ensure passenger experience is unaffected.

Six flights are set to depart on December 25 including to Tenerife for some winter sun.

AIA is expecting seven arrivals bringing people back to the Granite City for Christmas Day.

Members of the terminal staff along with airside operations, security and special assistance will help travelling passengers on the festive day.

In 2018 more than 300 passengers travelled through the terminal.

Robert Paterson, Airside Operations Manager at AIA, said: “This is one of the busiest Christmas Days ever at Aberdeen International Airport.

“Airside Operations and our partners will be on hand as usual to ensure a great travel experience for passengers as they pass through the airport.”

Kevin Douglas, Terminal Operations Manager, said: “We will have more than 70 staff working throughout Christmas Day to help our passengers.

“This includes security, baggage handlers, special assistance, fire service and catering.

“We are delighted we are able to help passengers in the north-east and across Scotland to be with loved ones on Christmas.”

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Issued by Aberdeen International Airport.

For further information, please contact Lee McCann on lee.mccann@aiairport.com

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.

23/12/2019

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