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March 24, 2021

AGS unveils new Covid-19 testing facilities in Glasgow and Aberdeen, UK

AGS Airports partnered with ICTS UK & Ireland and TAC Healthcare Group to introduce new rapid Covid-19 testing centres at Aberdeen International (ABZ) and Glasgow (GLA) airports in the UK.

AGS Airports partnered with ICTS UK & Ireland and TAC Healthcare Group to introduce new rapid Covid-19 testing centres at Aberdeen International (ABZ) and Glasgow (GLA) airports in the UK.

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Located in the terminals, the facilities will provide polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and antigen testing for passengers travelling for essential reasons during the lockdown.

The PCR test results will be provided within 24 hours while the antigen test results will be delivered in about 15 minutes.

PCR testing will be conducted either as a walk-up at the terminal or through a park-and-test method at the airport car park.

The passengers have been advised to pre-book their appointments directly through the websites of the airports.

Set up by TAC Healthcare, the test labs will offer a rapid and convenient pre-flight service to the passengers.

Along with the aviation security (AVSEC) services, the ICTS security teams will streamline the provisions of testing at both airports.

AGS Airports COO Mark Johnston said: “Although many air services have been grounded throughout the pandemic, our airports have remained open to support critical services, including Highlands and Islands routes, essential oil and gas operations and vital hub connectivity for key workers.

“The introduction of these on-site testing facilities will not only provide passengers travelling for essential purposes with quick and convenient service, but they will also hopefully play a crucial role in the safe resumption of wider domestic and international travel in the weeks and months ahead.”

ICTS UK & Ireland managing director Andy Kynoch said: “With the roadmap out of lockdown published on 22 February 2021, we look forward to the lifting of restrictions on air travel. We are delighted to be in the position to facilitate a process that will enable the return of air travel. This process will also stimulate the healing of the aviation sector, which we have been a part of for over 33 years.”

AGS Airports is currently working to introduce a testing facility at its other airport in Southampton.

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