1. Background and Problem Statement
Aberdeen Airport was opened in 1935 and it is owned by the British Airports Authority (BAA plc). Back then it was surrounded by countryside but presently, due to the development of the city, it is surrounded by houses. Currently the airport faces some issues due mainly to its location and accessibility.
2. Analysis of Data
Aberdeen Airports it is a relatively small airport with one main passenger terminal and two which are specifically used by the oil-related companies. In order to remain on the market, Aberdeen Airport had to take necessary measures along with its competitors. But given the fact that it is a relatively small airport it was quite hard to face all the expectations and now they are facing some problems, which are the following:
2.1 Short runway
Currently the Aberdeen Airport is used by ‘only’ fifteen airlines. The short runway is the main reason for this. The average holiday plane requires a longer take-off area, so they avoid this airport. Consequently, the people from this area are forced to take a plane to the nearest major airport in London, Paris or Amsterdam in order to go on a holiday.
2.2 Airport’s accessibility
The airport is accessible from Aberdeen city by road and rail. Bus links are provided, but for those with large baggage it is inconvenient. Taxi fares are approximately 12 pounds per journey and using the railway also requires a taxi to reach the destination.
Incoming flights to Aberdeen face a 10 p.m. curfew, after which no flights can land. Delayed flights may be forced to Glasgow or Edinburg and then the passengers have to take the bus back to Aberdeen, which can be very annoying. The curfew was imposed by the local authority, due to citizen’s request.
3. Alternative Solutions
Aberdeen Airport is facing some problems and needs to invest and improve in order to get rid of them. For fixing the present issues the following alternative courses of action can