9 OCTOBER 2017
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Aberdeen International Airport’s new extension building has been officially opened by the Duchess of Cornwall (Duchess of Rothesay, as she is known in Scotland), arriving to the sound of airport employee Karen Bain playing Scotland the Brave on the bagpipes.
The duchess visited the new Northern Lights executive lounge before being taken on a tour of the new extension by airport managing director Carol Benzie. The facility is the largest redevelopment at AIA since 1976.
The duchess told guests, passengers and members of the public who had gathered for the ceremony: “This is a beautiful part of the world and, I may be biased, but I’d say it is my favourite airport.
“The service is always fantastic for my family and friends. It is an enormous pleasure to be here and congratulations on all the hard work that has gone into the transformation.”
Among shareholders, stakeholders, partners and associates of the airport to meet the duchess were AGS Airports CEO Amanda MacMillan and the “Kilted Chef”, Craig Wilson, who endorsed the Northern Lights executive lounge menu.
Aberdeen’s new international arrivals facility offers passengers 50% more space and a range of state-of-the-art installations to make journeys easier.
For a video of the visit, see www.aberdeenairport.com/royalopening
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