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Aberdeen and Glasgow airports introduce new Covid-19 testing facilities



Aberdeen Airport and Glasgow Airport have introduced new rapid Covid-19 testing facilities, offering both PCR and antigen testing for passengers.

AGS Airports, which runs both sites, introduced the new testing facilities in its Scottish airports in partnership with ICTS UK & Ireland and TAC Healthcare Group.

The airport facilities have been designed to support pre-booked appointments for passengers, with results for PCR testing being returned within 24 hours, while antigen testing results are received within 15 minutes.

Passengers can receive PCR testing via a park-and-test method in the airport car parks, or a walk-up test within the terminal.

Passengers are advised to make appointments for either testing method in advance and directly through the Aberdeen and Glasgow airports’ individual websites.

Currently, flights are operating only for essential purposes and passengers booking flights must have a valid reason to fly, such as for essential work.

TAC Healthcare-run testing labs have been set up to provide passengers with a convenient pre-flight service, while ICTS Security teams will facilitate the testing provisions at both airports.

Mark Johnston, chief operating officer of AGS Airports, said: “Although many air services have been grounded throughout the pandemic, our airports have remained open to support critical services including highlands and islands routes, essential oil and gas operations and vital hub connectivity for key workers.

“The introduction of these on-site testing facilities will not only provide passengers travelling for essential purposes with a quick and convenient service, they will hopefully play a crucial role in the safe resumption of wider domestic and international travel in the weeks and months ahead.”

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Phil Webb, chief executive at C7 Health – parent company of TAC Healthcare Group – said: “We have been performing testing in Aberdeen for 12 months now, primarily within the offshore oil and gas industry, and we look forward to applying the same level of efficiency and care that TAC Healthcare Group has become synonymous with, to the aviation sector.”

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