Scotland’s Aberdeen International Airport has opened its new domestic arrivals facilities to passengers, marking the completion of the first phase of its three-year terminal redevelopment project.

The airport has installed a new domestic baggage reclaim belt, which will replace the temporary reclaim facilities that have been in use since 2016.

Opened to passengers ahead of schedule, the belt was the last feature to be added to the airport’s new extension building.

Aberdeen International Airport managing director Carol Benzie said: “It is so exciting for us today to see the last three years of planning come into reality with this, the final element of our new extension building, open to passengers within the summer season.

"The opening of our domestic arrivals baggage reclaim has followed on from our new Northern Lights Executive Lounge, which opened earlier this month."

“The opening of our domestic arrivals baggage reclaim has followed on from our new Northern Lights Executive Lounge, which opened earlier this month, and our international arrivals facilities that opened to passengers in May.”

The ongoing second phase of the terminal project will involve the development of an expanded security area, as well as a new World Duty-Free retail space by 2018.

During the third and final phase, the airport's airside-landside boundary will be realigned and an upgraded departure lounge will be created by 2019.


Image: Aberdeen International Airport terminal building. Photo: courtesy of Gregory Deryckère.