"limited choice of food and shopping"
Steve Ward (United Kingdom)
The only real choice if flying to Aberdeen! Overall OK but very limited choice of food and shopping. Staff are friendly and queues generally short.
"some room for improvement"
Matthew Ross (United Kingdom)
Aberdeen Airport is fairly good and efficient but with some room for improvement. I recently flew to the Faroe Islands on Atlantic Airways. On the return the luggage took a very long time to arrive; also there was confusion at the passport control over the status of green Faroese passports with many passengers standing in the wrong queue. This created a negative first impression for visitors; attention to detail and clearer signage is necessary. A more important concern is the inadequate bus service (route 27) between the airport and the city centre. It is very poorly marketed infrequent and does not run at all at weekends - leading to a massive queue for taxis. A regular shuttle bus between the airport university (Old Aberdeen) city centre and the railway station is needed.
"relatively quick and hassle-free"
William Callaghan (United Kingdom)
Overall nice small airport with good connections to major hubs in Europe such as London (Heathrow/Gatwick/Luton) Amsterdam and Paris CDG. Also has flights to most major UK destinations. I found that travelling through the airport was relatively quick and hassle-free. Good bus service to the city centre which is about 10 km from the aiport and reasonably priced. Would recommend this airport to anyone living in the North of Scotland as an alternative to GLA/EDI. Further considerations for this small but expanding aiprt would be to add services to Spain and Italy as well as to some Central European cities such as Berlin/Prague/Warsaw.
"a convenient airport"
A Lamont (United Kingdom)
ABZ is a convenient airport with ever-improving routes to and fro. Work has begun on modernising the airport and there are more plans in the pipeline. ABZ is convenient and reliable. The only thing you can't rely on is the weather there. That is the biggest problem with ABZ and there isn't much that can be done about it.
"a great leap forward"
Ron Dickie (United Kingdom)
Hopefully the new airport manager will manage to drag the airport in the 21st century. The new Servisair lounge for KLM/AF etc is a great leap forward although the suede chairs I feel may suffer from high mileage usage through a relatively short time frame. AF need to have a larger presence at check-in and these Servis air check-in crew need to be trained on how to put mileage onto a frequent flyer card even when I say "have you done it" they say "yes". I log in (around a month later) to find that my mileage has not been credited. As a local I shouldn't really gripe but on the whole both air side and land side it could be a lot better. Maybe a trip to some of the Scandinavian airports would get their creative side into drive.
"out of date"
Dave Aiton (United Kingdom)
I have used Aberdeen International Airport extensively through the years and found it to be out of date and touch with modern international and domestic commuter travel the quality of the departure lounges are very poor and the delays when returning from international flights is disgraceful the baggage collection system whether domestic or international is pathetic.
"not had any problems"
Steve Gavigan (United Kingdom)
I have used Aberdeen Airport several times in the last couple of years and have not had any problems. Everything works properly and the staff are very friendly. The security checks at the departure lounge are most thorough.
"the queue stretches well outside"
Rob Wallace (United Kingdom)
When will they do something about the taxi rank? Its a little hut that holds about 40 people - often the queue stretches well outside - and at Aberdeen that is not a good idea. They also have sold the concession to one company so that other firms having dropped people off cannot pick up so you are stuck waiting for the chosen people to arrive.
"staff are very friendly and courteous"
Jane Newman (United Kingdom)
I use Aberdeen Airport frequently and am impressed with it. It's a small airport but seems to have everything to cope with its passenger flow. I definitely recommend the newly refurbished 'Food Hub' restaurant where the staff are very friendly and courteous. There is always a hot food menu with different choices to suit everyone a selection of sandwiches and delicious home-bakes - I always look forward to my meal there before I fly home!! The airport has gone through a lot of changes recently such as the larger renovated toilets the new 'Coral' betting shop and the new departures layout.
"have seen a marked improvement"
Kevin Yates (United Kingdom)
I fly in and out of Aberdeen Dyce airport a lot and have seen a marked improvement over recent weeks. Larger toilet facilities at arrivals (where their was only 1 for men and 1 for women). KLM has vastly improved it's check in facilities with usually 4-5 servis air staff in attendance. Departure lounge 1 has been improved with more seating. It could how ever improve it's lost luggage office (a real mess) which you will need to visit if you fly KLM often. Security entrance to departure lounge has changed as well with two baggage scanners (1 only ever in use though) and one personal scanner which is the bottle neck and leads to delays. All in all though Aberdeen airport is fine.