Royal visit marks Aberdeen Airport project milestone

THE Duchess of Rothesay has visited Aberdeen International Airport to mark completion of the first phase of transformation works and celebrate the official opening of the extended terminal which has increased passenger capacity.

Balfour Beatty was appointed to deliver the £9.6 million first phase of works, which included construction of a two-storey extension to the south of the existing terminal, making space for new arrivals and immigration facilities and two new business lounges on the upper level.

David Newton, project manager for Balfour Beatty said it was an “honour” to welcome the Duchess of Rothesay to the official opening extension. “Having handed over the first phase of works four weeks early, we have provided the solid structure needed to move forward and deliver the largest transformation project Aberdeen International Airport has seen in three decades,” he explained.

Balfour Beatty is now working to deliver the second phase of works, which are expected to complete in 2018. The firm will reconfigure the airport layout, expand security lanes and improve overall passenger experience.