Banffshire MP welcomes new road openings from Aberdeen Airport
Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid welcomed the addition of new domestic links from Aberdeen to Bristol and the re-establishment of the Aberdeen to Manchester link, which was canceled after the controversial travel ban imposed by the Scottish government.
Flights from Aberdeen International Airport to Bristol Airport started Friday for the first time and operate up to four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Flights between Aberdeen and Manchester were originally scheduled to start on Friday, but were pulled from sale following a Scottish government travel ban on non-essential travel between Scotland and Manchester.
This route, now restored, will begin from August 6.
Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid said, “It’s great news to see even more roads opening up from Aberdeen.
“The aviation sector has been one of the hardest hit during the pandemic and struggled as international and domestic travel almost came to a halt during the lockdown.
“I am also particularly pleased to see the re-establishment of the Aberdeen-Manchester link which had to be withdrawn after the sudden travel ban imposed by the Scottish government.
“Aberdeen Airport is for many a gateway to business and work opportunities across the UK and the world and is a point of entry for so many tourists looking to explore the north -is, so it’s good to see the airport’s resilience and a bright future as we turn to our recovery from the pandemic.
Matt Hazlewood, Group Commercial Director for Aberdeen Airport Owner AGS Airports Ltd said: “It’s great to see easyJet expanding its offering and presence at Aberdeen International Airport with a route Bristol.
“These roads strengthen our connectivity in the North East of Scotland.
“Getting back to business safely is a key priority at our airport and this route will be warmly welcomed by our passengers and stakeholders. “