Business at Aberdeen Airport has returned to normal, following a week of uncertainty in the wake of the eruption of the Icelandic volcano, Grimsvotn.
Aer Lingus Regional
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.
From August 16, travellers using Aberdeen Airport will be able to take advantage of a new bus service, designed to improve transport links between the Scottish hub and the city centre.
Aberdeen Airport has bucked a growing trend in ‘pay-as-you-stay’ car parks, by declaring that it will not charge a £1 levy on drivers wanting to the use the hub’s drop-off zones. The Scottish site, which is owned by the British Airports Authority (BAA), would have been the third airport in two months to impose the fee on the travelling public.
On Friday, nine protestors were convicted of causing a disturbance at Aberdeen Airport. The defendants, all from the Plane Stupid campaign group, were charged with disturbing the peace, and could be sent to prison when sentencing begins in August.
Aberdeen Airport, one of many hundreds of sites to have been affected by the fallout of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, was described as ‘eerie’ last week, as passengers were forced to abandon all flights from the Scottish airport.