Aberdeen International Airport welcomes 8,000 Offshore Europe delegates

With Offshore Europe underway at the P&J Live Arena, Aberdeen International Airport is the gateway for thousands of overseas visitors.

Commenting on the busy period, Steve Szalay, Managing Director at Aberdeen International Airport, said: “It’s great to welcome Offshore Europe back to Aberdeen for 2019. The exhibition brings clear economic benefits to the city and the region, and we’re proud to support it.

“At Aberdeen International Airport, in particular, we expect to welcome 8,000 additional passengers through our doors.

“The main surge for arrivals into the airport is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday morning with departures on Wednesday evening and throughout the day on Thursday, Friday. 

“Our operational teams have put in place careful planning to ensure that operations run smoothly, and those plans are working.

“Our terminal transformation project has had this event in its sights for the last two years – and we are really excited about showing off our new terminal to the world.”

 ENDS 

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.

04/09/2019

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