Booking Your Aberdeen Trip

Getting to Aberdeen has never been easier. In the 1970s, oil was found in the North Sea and this led to an influx of workers which needed to get to the city and then transfer to the offshore oil rigs.

Aberdeen International Airport has been in operation since 1934 but it expanded massively in the 1970s. It is about 5 miles from the city center. Three UK legacy carriers have a base at the airport, which means that you can fly in on BMI Regional, Eastern Airways or Flybe. There are also plenty of budget airlines that take advantage of the oil industry demand and they also schedule regular flights to the city.

It is advisable to book online and pay for the tickets in advance, due to the short term demand of contract work travelers. Some people are still wary of booking and paying online, but banks and airlines beef up their security through dedicated web security providers like to ensure that all transactions are safe and tracked.

When you do book off websites, it is a good idea to look at the transaction page to make sure that it is secure. This is displayed in the address bar at the top of the page and the website in question should also offer a guarantee of safety that is prominently displayed.

Once you have done that, then it is time to plan where to stay. There are some charming old guesthouses and bed and breakfast accommodation in and around the city. As mentioned earlier, the influx of petroleum based workers also led to numerous hotels and motels being built. The rates are competitive, but you will have to pay more to stay in the historic center. All hotels take online bookings in advance and you can pay for your stay with the same type of secure transfers.