McArthur to meet Aberdeen Airport management in bid to improve facilities

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur will meet with Aberdeen Airport Management tomorrow (March 23rd) to reinforce calls to improve facilities at Aberdeen Airport for isles patients.

In February, Aberdeen International Airport announced a £20 million redevelopment which is reported to include new passenger and baggage areas aimed at managing increased numbers of passengers.

In a meeting tomorrow (March 23rd) Mr McArthur will press concerns of a lack of accessibility for patients travelling between Orkney and Aberdeen for hospital appointments.

The meeting follows previous dialogue on the progress of a working group, secured by Mr McArthur, and a timetable of delivery to improve facilities for patients.

Speaking ahead of the meeting, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur said:

“Aberdeen International Airport’s announcement of a package of £20 million to improve facilities at Aberdeen Airport is, as I have said before, welcome news.

“However, given the number of patients who travel through Aberdeen Airport to attend hospital appointments it is vital that we seize the opportunity this investment offers to deliver improvements on behalf of isles patients, who use the airport in relatively high numbers.

“I am grateful to the airport’s senior management for their on-going willingness to engage in these discussions. I am confident that improved comfort and accessibility can be achieved and look forward to the next phase of these discussions later this week.”


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