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Aberdeen Airport Delay – Trouble with your Airline
Facts and Figures about Aberdeen’s Airport
Aberdeen Airport is a large international airport in Dyce, a suburb in Aberdeen, Scotland, located 10 kilometres north-west of the city centre of Aberdeen. It is surrounded by some of Aberdeen’s major attractions including the Malt Whisky Trail, Balmoral Castle, Cairngorms National Park, Gordon Highlanders Museum, and St. Machar’s Cathedral. The airport offers duty free stores, bureau de change, and a tourist information centre. The airport’s Speedbird Inn and Thistle Hotel both offer restaurants and comfortable accommodation at affordable rates. The guest rooms are equipped with televisions, music systems, DVD players, free Internet access, and coffee making facilities. In addition, there are a number of institutions offering professional flight training to upcoming pilots. Due to its large size, the airport manages to deal with large airlines such as EasyJet, Flybe, British Airways, SAS, and Monarch Airlines. For example, EasyJet flies to London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Luton (LTN), Leeds (LBA), and Copenhagen (CPH). Flybe flies to Manchester (MHT), and Birmingham (BHX). There are also many more opportunities to get away with all the other airlines! According to United Kingdom Annual Airport Statistics, the airport handles an average of 2.6 million passengers every year. In 2013, the airport managed to handle over 2.6 million passengers, an increase of about 3% compared with 2012.
The Short History of the Airport
The airport was opened officially in the year 1934 by Eric Gandar Dower, one of the most celebrated Scottish Unionist Party Politicians. It was constructed to connect the northern islands of Scotland with the city of London.
During the Second World War, the airfield was turned into a Royal Air Force Station. Apart from being occupied by British soldiers providing protection from German bombings, the airfield once served as a photographic reconnaissance base. Even though the airfield was bombed between July and August 1940 by the Luftwaffe, no serious damages were reported. A decoy site known as Q Site was constructed at Harestone Moss with an intention of creating the impression of an active and functional airfield during the night. Anti-Glider poles were also erected near the airport to prevent German Gliders from landing to raid or attack RAF. When things started cooling down, a new terminal and control tower were constructed at the airport to handle the increasing air traffic. After being nationalised in the year 1947, it took some time before the airport was handed over to the British Airports Authority (BAA) in 1775. Today, it is one of the largest airports not only in the United Kingdom, but also in Europe with numerous airlines handling both passengers and cargos in large numbers.
Delayed Flights and How to Claim Your Compensation
The airport’s management has confirmed that some airlines have been experiencing delays due to different reasons such as bad weather conditions, minor technicalities, and ignorance coming from some careless passengers. Reports released by the management indicate that airlines with high tendency of delays include Lufthansa, SAS, and EasyJet.
Delay, cancellation, overbooking or missed connection flight? You are entitled to:
|Short distance up to 1500 km||Medium distance up to 3500 km||Long distance from 3500 km|
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What rights do I have?
Under EU law, you can get up to 480£ compensation in the event of a delay, cancellation or overbooking of your flight.
This is true regardless of the ticket price and up to 6 years retrospectively.
What to do when delayed?
- gather information
- Take photos
- You are entitled to vouchers
- Keep documents from the airline, such as letters, tickets, vouchers
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