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Aberdeen Airport braced for October getaway

Almost 43,000 passengers are expected to pass through Aberdeen Airport

Almost 43,000 passengers are expected to pass through Aberdeen Airport over the next five days as the traditional October getaway begins.

This is according to official airport figures, with London, Amsterdam and Paris set to be the most popular destinations among travellers flying from Scotland’s third-largest city.

Also in Aberdeen’s top-ten list is flights to Manchester, Dublin and Palma de Mallorca, with today (October 7th) set to the busiest of the getaway period.

Some 10,700 passengers are due to jet away today, while a total only slightly smaller will travel on holiday from Aberdeen tomorrow.

Derek Provan, Aberdeen Airport’s managing director, said it is "great" to see so many airlines offering flights to winter sun destinations during October.

"Over and above our regular programme we expect an influx of passengers heading out to destinations including Dalaman and Tenerife, both charters that have been put on by the airlines to meet the specific needs of the Aberdeen holiday makers," he commented.

According to a report compiled by York Aviation in July, Aberdeen Airport could contribute as much as £620 million to Scotland’s economy over the next 30 years.

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