Aberdeen Airport

Aberdeen International Airport links Aberdeen and the surrounding region to destinations across the UK and Europe. Business travellers have access to world class hotels and conference facilities just steps from the main terminal building. The airport itself is also suited for quick on-site meetings between or before flights.

About Aberdeen International Airport

Opened in 1943, Aberdeen Airport is just over 5 miles (9 kilometres) northwest of the city centre. The airport mostly serves destinations in Great Britain and the European Union. The airport served 3.7 million in 2014 according to AGS Airports, which owns and operates Aberdeen Airport along with Glasgow Airport and Southampton Airport. A base for BMI Regional and Flybe as well as Eastern Airways, the airport is popular with helicopters travelling to oil platforms off the coast of Scotland and the Shetland areas.

Aberdeen Business Amenities and Venues

Aberdeen Airport has a host of services and facilities catered just for business travellers. The Servisair Executive Lounge is located on the first floor of the main terminal after security control. Available for departing passengers, the lounge provides complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks as well as newspapers and magazines. Along with comfortable chairs and a quiet environment, the lounge has Wi-Fi access and credit card phone and fax facilities. The British Airways Terraces Lounge with a well-equipped business and communications centre is also available for British Airways passengers, while the Eastern Airways Lounge offers free refreshments close to Gate 10. As part of a £20 million investment to transform passenger facilities and expand the airport, two new business lounges will be added by mid-2017.

Several hotels and conference centres are located close to Aberdeen Airport. The new Aberdeen International Business Park on the south eastern edge of the airport offers direct road links to Scotland's motorway network. The park also provides nearly 92,000 square metres of office, retail and leisure space. The second phase of the business park will add a new 6,600 square metre four-star hotel, and planning permission has been obtained for two additional hotels. The 54-acre ABZ Business Park has serviced office facilities as well as offices of international oil and gas technology companies, along with a Regus Business Centre with a dedicated business lounge, day offices and meeting rooms. The four-star Crowne Plaza Hotel has 165 rooms and a conference centre. Offering a total meeting space area of 680 square feet, the hotel has 10 flexible meeting and event rooms with natural light, free Wi-Fi and a dedicated meetings director. A five minute walk from the terminal, the Courtyard Aberdeen Airport has spacious business-friendly rooms with workspaces and complimentary Wi-Fi. It also provides over 440 square feet of event space. ABZ is also home to a Premier Inn and the nearby Jurys Inn, which has five meeting rooms for up to 600 delegates.

Travel from Aberdeen to Your Meeting

Aberdeen Airport is easily reached using the A96 road. Getting to and from your hotel, meeting or any other location in and around Aberdeen is possible with a number of transport options. Taxis are available from Comcab, the airport's taxi operator. They are found outside the terminal building and can be booked in advance. Taxi fares are metred and are generally about £15 for the 25-minute drive to the city centre. Several transfer companies also serve the airport with chauffeured cars, vans and buses. Several car rental agencies also operate at the airport, including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and National. Regular buses also run between the airport and the city centre and other destinations. Jet Service 727 connects Aberdeen Airport with the Aberdeen Bus Station, while Jet Connect Dyce Airlink bus service serves the airport, heliport and Kirkhill Industrial Estate. Other buses provide connections to the Guild Street bus station in central Aberdeen, Dyce and Peterhead. National Express, Scottish CityLink and Megabus also provide connections to destinations across Scotland and the UK.

Fly-in, Fly-out Business Meetings

Aberdeen International Airport is ideally suited for quick 24- or 48-hour meetings and conferences. Several nearby hotels have conference facilities, including the Courtyard Marriott, Jurys Inn and Crowne Plaza. The airport itself also has business lounges that are well-designed for a comfortable and quiet business meeting in between flights, including the Servisair Lounge. The lounge is available at £17.49 per person for up to three hours when booked in advance. There are also restaurants, cafes and bars in Aberdeen Airport's public area for travellers who need an informal spot for a quick meeting. Options include The Granite City by Wetherspoon, Joe's Coffeehouse and The Kitchen.