UK (SCOTLAND). Aberdeen International Airport has completed the first phase of its three-year terminal transformation project with Friday’s opening of new domestic arrivals facilities.

The area, featuring a new domestic baggage reclaim belt, is the final element of the airport’s extension building, now open weeks ahead of schedule.

Aberdeen International Airport Managing Director Carol Benzie said: “The launch of our new domestic arrivals facility is a fantastic milestone for us… it is so exciting for us today to see the last three years of planning come into reality. The opening of our domestic arrivals baggage reclaim has followed on from our new Northern Lights Executive Lounge, which opened earlier this month, and our International Arrivals Facilities that opened to passengers in May.

(Above and below): The new arrivals area, “three years of planning come into reality”

The next phase of the terminal transformation project, already underway, will bring an enlarged and improved security area and a new World Duty Free retail space for 2018. This secondary phase will be followed by the final stage of the transformation, involving the realigning of the airside-landside boundary, an improved departures lounge, and enhanced catering and retail facilities open to passengers for 2019.