The man in his fifties missed his flight home as a result and will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.
It is not known where the man was travelling to or what flight he was on, however, the flight is understood to have been scheduled for Thursday evening.
Following the incident, Border Policing Scotland are urging people to make sure they are fit to fly this festive period.
Border Policing Scotland tweeted on Friday: “A 51 year old man was arrested and charged for being drunk on board an aircraft yesterday evening @ABZ_Airport.
"He missed his flight home and will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.
"Make sure you are fit to fly this Festive Period! Don't risk it!
A spokesperson for AGS Airports Ltd, which owns Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton Airports, said: “The vast majority of passengers travelling through our doors do so responsibly and incidents are extremely rare.
“Aberdeen International Airport continues to operate a zero-tolerance approach to disruptive behaviour which can disproportionately affect a large number of passengers on board an aircraft.”