Aberdeen Airport (ABZ)
History, Facts and Overview
(Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK)
A historic Scottish airport dating back as far as the early 1930s, Aberdeen Airport was always intended to serve Scotland's more northerly airports and ultimately link London.
Used by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, Aberdeen Airport had been nationalised by the late 1950s and steadily grew in popularity, becoming a significant base for helicopters serving nearby deep-sea oil rigs. By the mid-1970s, the airport was under the ownership of BAA (British Airports Authority), who have continued to improve the facilities and routes available.
Bureau de change facilities and ATMs are located near the security desk in the main atrium, and there is also a left luggage facility and a mother and baby room sited close to the information desk. Aberdeen Airport comes with a great selection of shops, including Baxters (Scottish gifts) and the Whisky Shop, as well as several duty-free outlets and a games area. A J&R Tennent pub, café-bar, Costa Coffee, Illy coffee shops and several restaurants are also available.
The Thistle Aberdeen Airport Hotel is located within the confines of the grounds and provides business and conference facilities. Also worth noting, the airport's British Airways Executive Lounge and Servisair Executive Lounge are well decked out for business travellers. BAA lounge passes can be booked in advance if required.