A total of £20 million will be invested in the airport resulting in a 50% increase in the size of the terminal building and with it, a comprehensive transformation of current passenger facilities.
Included within the investment is the creation of two new passenger lounges, an expanded baggage reclaim area, a new security search area, new immigration facilities and new retail and catering facilities within the main departures lounge at Aberdeen International Airport. The first phase of what will be a three year project will get underway in May 2016. This will involve the construction of a two-storey extension to the south of the existing terminal building. At ground level, the extension will accommodate all facilities for international arriving passengers as well as domestic baggage reclaim. Two business lounges will be located on the upper level". Carol Benzie, Managing Director of Aberdeen International Airport, said: "Not only does this investment represent the most significant upgrade to the airport since the current terminal first opened in 1977, it demonstrates our commitment to providing passengers with high quality facilities". Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "This investment by Aberdeen International Airport and its owners shows great ambition and confidence in the Airport's future in preparing for projected growth. By increasing capacity and improving the passenger experience, the Airport is making a clear statement of intent and the North East and Scotland will see the benefit". Find out more about Aberdeen Internationl Airport