Aberdeen airport appoints new managing director

Steve Szalay. Aberdeen International Airport's new managing director
Steve Szalay. Aberdeen International Airport's new managing director

Aberdeen airport has today announced its new managing director.

Aberdeen International Airport has appointed Steve Szalay as its new managing director.

Mr Szalay will work closely with Derek Provan, chief executive of Aberdeen’s parent company AGS.

The airport is currently in the third and final phase of its terminal transformation programme.

Derek Provan said: “Over the course of the past three months we conducted an extensive recruitment process to identify the right individual to take Aberdeen International Airport forward.

“In Steve we have recruited someone who is not only well regarded within the industry but, crucially, has extensive experience of working with an array of airlines, ground handling companies and airports. Together with the team at Aberdeen, I’m looking forward to welcoming Steve on board.”

Mr Szalay said: “I’m relishing the opportunity of leading a business that plays such an important role in supporting the connectivity and success of the north-east. The airport is committed to delivering for the Aberdeen region and I am joining at what is clearly an exciting time for the business.

“With the terminal transformation now in its final phase, AGS has delivered an airport to truly match the ambitions of the city and I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues.”

A graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Mr Szalay went on to hold a series of senior executive roles within the aviation sector including positions with UK airline Jet2.com and global ground handling company dnata.

Both roles saw Mr Szalay work across a number of airports including Heathrow and Gatwick.

He will officially take up his position at Aberdeen International Airport next Tuesday.