Aberdeen International Airport shortlisted for four accolades at national awards

posted on 11th July 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Aberdeen International Airport shortlisted for four accolades at national awards

Aberdeen International Airport has been shortlisted for ‘Airport of the Year’ at the Scottish Transport Awards.

Supported by the Scottish Government, the annual Scottish Transport Awards is now in its 18th year and celebrates the successes of transport projects across the country.

Winners of the awards are scheduled to be announced in September.

Aberdeen International Airport has been shortlisted in four categories including Scottish Airport of the Year.

It follows the completion of the impressive £20 million terminal transformation project which was the largest development in the airport’s proud history.

It has led to the terminal growing its footprint by over 50% with many of its facilities significantly improved.

The Digital Twin project, an online platform which creates a model of the baggage screening system and can be interacted with through virtual reality is also up for the Excellence in Technology and Innovation category.

The partnership between Aberdeen International Airport and the Canine Concern Scotland Trust for the popular Canine Crew, already an award winning experience, has been shortlisted in the Transport Team/ Partnership of the Year.

The project is designed to reduce anxiety associated with travelling through interaction with therapy dogs and has now been internationally acknowledged as industry leading.

Aberdeen International Airport is also up for the Excellence in Transport Accessibility for its special assistance services offered and engagement programme AccessABZ.

Roger Hunt, interim managing director of Aberdeen International Airport, said: “To be nominated across a broad spectrum of categories highlights the significant efforts that have been placed across our really diverse business, in ensuring that we constantly focus on enhancing the customer experience.

We are delighted that the hard work of the AIA team, along with that of our partners has been recognised by the Scottish Transport Awards in no fewer than 4 categories.

It is particularly pleasing to have been shortlisted during what continues to be a really challenging period for our airport as we respond to the impact of the pandemic.”

Aberdeen International Airport has introduced a series of health measures to provide a safe environment for staff and passengers as further services resume.

Passengers travelling through the airport must come prepared with their own facial coverings whilst all staff will be provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks. Protective screens have been installed in key areas, including the check-in and security halls, and passengers will be asked to observe safe, physical distancing wherever possible.