Aberdeen Airport begins extensive construction programme - Aberdeen Airport News

Airport news for Aberdeen on 14/08/2008.

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The overall project, which is designed to enhance the airport’s facilities, is projected to cost £10 million and will be undertaken in three stages. The first phase involves the installation of a heated double walkway, separating those arriving from those departing, with the goal of reducing delays.

On the completion of phase one projects early in 2009, phases two and three will be launched, and will be focused on reducing airport congestion by expanding the international arrivals area and also by upgrades to the areas housing baggage claim and passport control.

Aberdeen Airport’s executive Kevin Brown commented to The Aberdeen Press and Journal: "We are committed to attracting new airlines and destinations to the north-east and to do so we need to provide excellent facilities with improved capability to cater for the additional numbers of passengers flying to our city."

Aberdeen Airport officials have been working closely with the UK Border Agency to ensure that the newest security measures are integrated into the enhancements. Security requirements were updated following the attacks last year at Glasgow Airport.

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