Gordon MP Richard Thomson, whose constituency includes Aberdeen International Airport, has welcomed the announcements from easyJet and flybe of new services to and from Aberdeen.
The airport is one of the North-east’s major transport hubs and an important economic driver for the region which contributes over £110 million a year to the local economy. It is the gateway to Europe’s energy capital and is Europe’s busiest commercial heliport. Aberdeen International Airport also supports 3,400 jobs across the North-east.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
“This is good news for the North-east and is a further indication of the re-connectivity taking place as we gradually emerge from the global pandemic, with routes to Ireland, Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham announced.
“Transport links are key for the North-east economy and the Scottish Government’s investment in the AWPR and the Aberdeen to Inverness rail line complement the services offered or about to be offered at Aberdeen International Airport.
“Travellers are of course increasingly conscious about their environmental footprint so the commitment from flybe to planes which are quieter and emit 35% less CO2 on a per seat basis is welcome.”