New flights have been announced to European cities, available to north-east holidaymakers at Aberdeen Airport from next year. Cities such as the Latvian capital of Riga will be run on a 3 flight a week basis facilitated by the airline Air Baltic,who have not flown from Aberdeen since September 2014. Continue reading…
Staff at Aberdeen International Airport (AIA) have been on the hunt for new business at Europe’s largest route development networking event. The AIA Route Development Manager Lynn Harwood and Managing Director Carol Benzie have travelled to Krakow in Poland for the Routes Europe 2016 Event, hoping to persuade a few of the 100 airline representatives to launch new North- East flights. Routes Europe 2016, which started on Sunday 15th, brings together airlines, airports and tourism authorities, as well as more than 1,000 aviation professionals from around the world.
At officially 17.10pm on the 7th of January, many flights coming in and out of Aberdeen Airport were cancelled do to a hole created on the runway which was apparently caused by the constant rain over the last few weeks. The only planes which were still allowed access were the smaller vehicles which needed less runway length to take off and land, therefore allowing the landing strip to be shortened. Unfortunately the adverse weather and its effects to the airport’s facilities meant that 20 people were forced to sleep at the London Luton overnight and taxi drivers were forced to turn back to the airport when attempting to complete trips for passengers away from the airport itself.
Pumpkin-coloured airline, easyJet, has introduced a new flight from Aberdeen Airport to Gatwick Airport in Crawley, West Sussex. The destination was the second to be added at the Dyce hub in just over a week, after Azerbaijan Airlines bolstered Aberdeen’s summer schedules with a long-haul trip to Baku, the capital city of its native Azerbaijan.
Business at Aberdeen Airport has returned to normal, following a week of uncertainty in the wake of the eruption of the Icelandic volcano, Grimsvotn.
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has introduced a new route from Aberdeen Airport to the city of Dublin in the Republic of Ireland.
Aberdeen Airport chief Derek Provan had all his dreams come true at the end of November, when the British Airports Authority (BAA) granted the hub permission to extend its runway by 124 metres.
The airline with the longest name in aviation, Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, better known as the Dutch carrier, KLM, has announced plans to increase the frequency of flights from Aberdeen to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to five per week.
Aberdeen Airport could soon be linked to destinations in Africa and North America, according to Scottish newspaper the Evening Express.
On September 4, over 100 travellers at Aberdeen Airport were allowed onto a British Airways (BA) plane to London, despite the fact that it was not able to fly. The aircraft, which was suffering from a faulty wing, remained stationary on the tarmac for several hours after boarding, much to the chagrin of those onboard.