Aberdeen hopes direct US flights will boost convention business

The Aberdeen Convention Bureau has welcomed Aer Lingus’ new flight route from Aberdeen to New York via Dublin.

Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann, flies every day except
Saturday, and is expected to capitalise on North American and Canadian
interest in, among other things, the Trump International Golf Links at
the Menie Estate.

Connecting passengers for exhibitions and conventions in Aberdeen will
benefit from new US Customs and Immigrations clearance facilities in
Dublin, allowing them to arrive in the US as domestic passengers.

“This is an exciting development and we warmly welcome improved links to
the United States,” said the manager of Aberdeen Convention Bureau,
Jacky Selway. “We hope it will encourage more conference and meeting
organisers to bring their events to Aberdeenshire and we can show
delegates all we have to offer as a destination.

“Aberdeen previously has no direct services to the USA so the new Aer
Lingus Regional route will open up numerous opportunities for connecting
this part of Scotland with New York and beyond, particularlyahead of
the Trump golf resort opening.”

Business tourism is worth £1bn to the Scottish economy, according to the bureau.

The new route, which took off this week, has onwardconnections to JFK
airport in New York and links to parts of the US through partner
airlines.

Any conference-related news? Email conferencenews@mashmedia.net

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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