Aberdeen Airport promises 1,200 new jobs as part of £10m expansion plan

Aberdeen Airport has pledged to create 1,200 jobs after announcing the first phase if its £10m expansion programme.

The airport plans to open a new arrival hall for international passengers and increase the number of low-cost flights.

Managing director Andy Flower told BBC Scotland: “Our strategy is to attract more airlines and we are confident more jobs will come.”

“The airport is an important asset for the region, in terms of the employment and investment it sustains, and in its role as a business and tourism gateway.

“It is vital that we maintain this momentum and continue to invest in what is an integral part of the transport and economic infrastructure of the North East.

Controversial plans to build a 300-metre extension to the airport’s runway were approved last week, despite serious complaints from environmental campaigners.

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