Thomas Cook has renewed its commitment to Aberdeen Airport. The airline will add a minimum of six new routes to its summer schedule, flying to destinations in Turkey and Spain from summer 2010.
As expansion fever grips Birmingham, Bristol, and London City Airports, Aberdeen unveils its latest development – a smart new parking deck.
Earlier this week a blow was dealt to business travellers and holidaymakers alike in the north east of Scotland, with the announcement that two major airlines were planning to scrap some of the services currently offered. This followed news that for the ninth month in a row passenger numbers for the airport had dropped.
On March 3, numerous flights at Aberdeen Airport were affected due to a group of protestors who broke into the airport and started to play golf on the taxiway while dressed to look like Donald Trump. The protest was designed to express opposition to the proposed expansion of the airport, and focused on Trump because he is opening a luxury golf course nearby and has supported the expansion.
You may not think of Aberdeen as having the biggest and busiest airport in Scotland but that might all be about to change soon as they have just been boosted by a huge pot of money to spend and are about to go all out with their cheque book.
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.
If you are flying out of Aberdeen airport over the next few months, you will be likely to face disruption caused by work on a new £2 million project, with the worst affected areas being the car park and drop off area on the inner forecourt. BAA, the owners of Aberdeen airport, are, however, planning to create a much improved experience in the long run for customers using the airport.
March also saw the addition of a service to Tenerife to the growing list of destinations from served by Aberdeen.
March saw a removal of operating restrictions at Aberdeen Airport.