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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-11221: Gillian Martin (Aberdeenshire East)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 12 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of recent reports of surface break-up on the runway, which has caused delays to flights, what engagement it will undertake with Aberdeen Airport.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 20 September 2017

The operation and maintenance of infrastructure at Scotland’s airports is the responsibility of the relevant airport operator. The unscheduled closure of a runway can cause significant inconvenience for affected passengers and airlines. However, the top priority of any airport is the safety of all those using their facilities and this must always be the case.