Aberdeen Airport now handling most remaining Scottish flights

Aberdeen Airport was today operating more of the remaining flights in Scotland than any other airport.

Aberdeen Airport is normally Scotland's third busiest. Picture: Colin Smith/Geograph.

While only a fraction of normal services remain, the north east airport was handling more passenger aircraft than the normally busier Edinburgh and Glasgow.

A total of ten arrivals and departures were shown on Aberdeen Airport’s website this morning – to Amsterdam, Bergen, Heathrow, Manchester, Humberside, Norwich and Skatsta in Shetland.

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By contrast Edinburgh - normally Scotland’s busiest airport - showed just six arrivals and departures on its website, to Heathrow (three), Amsterdam, Warsaw and Dubllin.

Glasgow Airport is the main base for Loganair's flights to the islands.

Glasgow showed seven - to Islay, Tiree, Stornoway, Barra, Dublin and Heathow.

There was a single arrival at Prestwick - Ryanair from Alicante.

Inverness showed at single BA flight from Heathrow.

KLM is still flying once daily to its Amsterdam hub from Aberdeen, Glasgow and Aberdeen, to connect with long-haul flights.

Air France plans to continue once daily to its Paris hub from Edinburgh until 18 April.

A spokesman for Aberdeen Airport said: “We are a vital lifeline for the north east and will continue to provide the service the region needs, whilst doing all we can to protect our staff.

“We remain open for oil and gas flights as well the for helicopter operators, Royal Mail, cargo, air ambulance and of course the lifeline medical flights to the Highlands and Islands.”


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