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 Aberdeen Airport

Aberdeen (ABZ) – Scotland’s Transport Hub

Aberdeen (ABZ) Airport is 7 miles to the northwest of Aberdeen city centre. It lies on latitude of 57.201939, a longitude of -2.197770 and at a height of 215 above the sea level. This airport operates both domestic and international airlines in Scotland. Aberdeen (ABZ) is one of the oldest airports worldwide. It is the main base of BMI regional and Eastern Airways.

The airport serves the great United Kingdom and the entire Europe. It is accessible from the A96 city’s Inverness road. Dalaman in Turkey, Bergen in Norway, Frankfurt in Germany and Amsterdam in Netherlands are some of its secondary hubs. It operates a fleet of Boeings, airbuses and Embraer.

The airport serves around 450,000,000 domestic and international passengers as at the end of 2014. Previously, its ownership was in the hands of Heathrow Airport Holdings. This was until 2014 when AGS Airports took over. Aberdeen (ABZ) airport operates in conjunction with other companies to boost its services.

Aberdeen airport provides employment to many people in and out of Scotland.

History

The Aberdeen airport came into existence in 1934 and commenced its operations immediately. The airport was meant to link Scotland and London. During World War 2, Aberdeen International airport turned into a Royal Air force station.

Even though it was under serious protection throughout, the Germans still bombed it on July and August 1940. Due to its nationalization in 1947, The British Airport Authority became its official owners in 1975. The first commercial flight from Aberdeen airport was in 1967 to Moscow and Toronto. However, these flights did not last due to financial constraints.

Oil production in Aberdeen facilitated it to become the largest commercial airport worldwide. There are plans by the British Airport authority to spend 60 million sterling pounds to enlarge the runway for more modern planes.

Fleet

Aberdeen (ABZ) airport boasts of the youngest and modern fleets worldwide with a life span of less than five years. It has some of the best modern helicopters. The four terminals host Airbus carriers, Boeings and Embraer as some of the airplanes in its fleet. As at the beginning of 2015, the airport served more than 74 destinations mainly across Europe.

However, plans are in place for future expansions even to cut across the Mediterranean Sea into Africa and many more places.

Awards

Aberdeen (ABZ) Airport offers services to different categories of people worldwide. It has been receiving recognition and appreciation from organizations, states, and individuals in terms of awards. The appreciations are because its airlines give the best services; it saves the environment from pollution and has the most hospitable staff ever. One of the most notable awards to the Aberdeen (ABZ) airport is:

-          Era gold award for airline of the year Eastern airways, which is the airports main airline.

Routes and Destinations

Aberdeen (ABZ) airport served more than 74 destinations worldwide as of April 2015. Within Europe, there are about 30 passenger destinations namely: Dublin, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Bergen, Stavanger, and Dalaman among others. Some of the airlines that operate from Aberdeen to those destinations are Wideroe, Wizz Air, Virgin Atlantic, and Scandinavian airlines.

There are also Cargo flights, which also operate from the same airport. Ben Air, Loganair, and West Atlantic are some of the notable cargo airlines. They fly to Kirkwall, Edinburgh, and East Midlands respectively.

United Kingdom to Manchester, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Sumburgh, Birmingham, London Luton, London city, and Bristol are some of the busiest domestic routes for Aberdeen (ABZ) airlines. Netherlands, Norway, Germany, France, Denmark, Spain, and Turkey are some of the international routes that the airlines from this airport serve.

How to check in

Aberdeen (ABZ) offers triplicate options of how to check- in. These include

            - Personal check in at the airport counters. This closes 30 and 40 minute before departure for domestic and international flights respectively.

            -Internet- This is where users check-in through the web for their flights. This ends 2 hours and 3 hours prior to departure for domestic and international flights respectively.

            -Users can also check in through mobile phones.

Baggage and Allowance

Passengers can go in with their cabin bags but up to a certain weight limit. If the luggage exceeds legal specifications then charges are necessary. Huge baggages are for cargo airlines.

Seating

All the planes have business and economic classes. The seats next to the exits are more attractive and carry additional feels. Seats are 31 or 32 inches in height according to the aircraft one is travelling in.

Booking Fee

This is never constant as it depends on several factors. Class of the seat, time of travel, and available services are some of these factors.

Booking is mainly online but is also available on the desks at the airport. In case of any change, one can cancel and travel later. 

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 Airport Contact Details

Aberdeen Airport

Address:
Aberdeen Airport,
Dyce,
Aberdeen,
AB21 7DU,
UNITED KINGDOM

Tel:+44 (0)870 0400006
Fax:+44 (0)1224 725751

Website:

Owner:
British Airports Authority ( BAA Limited )

 Location Details

Longitude:2° 11' 53'' W
Latitude:57° 12' 15'' N
IATA code:ABZ
ICAO code:EGPD

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