Construction work has started on a redevelopment plan at Aberdeen Airport.
A heated walkway at international arrivals will be added as part of the £10 million upgrade project.
The walkway is due for completion in early 2009, with work also taking place to enhance the parking facilities for the latest generation of aircraft.
Once the walkway is completed the second phase of the work will see an extension added to increase the size of the existing international arrivals hall.
Included in this second phase will be improved passport control and baggage reclaim facilities, which it is hoped will ease congestion.
Kevin Brown, managing director at the airport, said: "We need to provide excellent facilities with improved capacity to cater for the additional numbers of passengers flying to our city.
"The international arrivals project will further encourage international tourists to visit this part of the world which has so much to offer."
Work started last month on a £2 million plan to improve forecourt access at the airport, with a new drop-off and pick-up area and designated taxi lanes cited as highlights of the project.