Aberdeen airport in £100m expansion plan

Grant Prior 12 years ago
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Aberdeen Airport has unveiled plans for a £100m expansion.

Developments over the next two decades will include a major refurbishment of the terminal building and an extended runway.

Derek Provan, managing director of Aberdeen Airport, said: “Aberdeen Airport was the fastest growing airport in the UK last year and our forecasts suggest that we will continue to grow over the long term.

“We have invested heavily at Aberdeen Airport over the past ten years.

“However, no business can afford to stand still. So, over the next 30 years, we will embark on a continuing programme of investment and innovation, including further enhancements to our terminal building and space to further expand the runway, so that we can – in time, and as demand requires – extend the airport’s international reach.”

Up to 2020, development of the airport will focus on making best use of current facilities and alterations to existing terminal and airfield infrastructure to meet capacity requirements.

During this period, airport development will take place within the existing footprint.

Main proposals include

  • expansion of the airport’s international arrivals area and departure lounge
  • upgrades to the security search area and additional domestic and international baggage reclaim capacity
  • remodelling the airport’s food court and retail facilities, and a new car rental building
  • a helicopter taxiway and runway upgrade, additional aircraft stands and an upgrade of the southern taxiway.

Beyond 2020, it is likely that more substantial alterations to the terminal building and additional aircraft stands will be required.

The main runway will be resurfaced in 2024 and land will also be safeguarded to allow for additional runway extensions at both ends of the main runway.

The draft Master Plan can be downloaded at www.aberdeenairport.com/masterplan

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