Aberdeen International Airport Ltd
Aberdeen Airport served 3.1 million passengers in 2011 with flights to over 40 destinations by more than 20 airlines. Passenger numbers were up by 11.5% in 2011 making it officially the fastest growing airport in the UK for the whole of the past year according to figures from the CAA.
It also tops the list of the world‚Äôs busiest commercial heliports, transporting around 500,000 helicopter passengers in support of the North Sea oil and gas industry. A higher than average percentage of business travel (56%) supports the whole spectrum of the north east economy.
The airport opened back in 1934 and since then has grown to an international gateway with four runways (one main runway and three helicopter runways), 5 terminals that support jobs for around 3,000 people.
Capital spend is key for the future development of the airport. In 2012 alone the airport plans to spend ¬£4.25 million on capital project with ¬£45 million earmarked in total through to 2021 including; the start of a ¬£5m major expansion of the airport‚Äôs international arrivals area set to be carried out between now and 2019; a two year plan to boost capacity within the terminal and expand the security search area at a cost of ¬£3 million and the opening of a ¬£750,000 car rental facility.
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Utilities and Environmental Asset Manager