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.
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.
There have been two pieces of bad publicity for Aberdeen in the last week: first a drunken stewardess who delayed a flight and now news that thirty five illegal immigrants have been let in through the airport.