Construction is underway on a new £2 million terminal forecourt at Aberdeen Airport.
Airport operator BAA claimed that the development will provide heightened security and more convenient access for people flying to and from the Scottish gateway.
The new facilities will include a drop-off area for passengers and a dedicated access lane for taxis and buses.
There will also be a pedestrianisation of certain areas to improve ease of access for the public and security improvements including the replacement of temporary concrete blocks with permanent bollards.
Will Dougherty, customer services director at Aberdeen Airport, said: "I am confident that when this work is complete the forecourt will meet the needs of our passengers and represent a significant improvement on the existing arrangements, improving the end-to-end experience of key stakeholders and passengers alike."
The project will also have an environmental focus, with existing lighting replaced with low-energy LED fittings.
Work began today (July 7th) and will last approximately 18 weeks.