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Glasgow Airport

Glasgow International Airport, located near Scotland’s largest city of Glasgow, is the country’s second busiest airport and the UK’s eight busiest.
The airport handles nearly 9 million passengers every year flying to dozens of destinations around the world. Its history goes back to 1932 when the airport was first opened to house the RAF 602 Squadron’s aircrafts.

The site was also used by the Royal Navy and the airport became an important base until the 1960s. In 1966 Abbotsinch took over the airport and the plan to re-build the airport was designed by Basil Spence costing £4.2million.
A decade later in 1975 the British Airports Authority took over the ownership of the airport and still own and operate it to this day alongside their 6 other UK airports.

In the last few decades different parts of the airport have been re-built, refurbished and expanded to help deal with the airport’s rapidly increasing popularity and passenger numbers. One of the extensions actually involved constructing a larger building over and around the original Basil Spence building.

Its original arches now constitute the façade of the check-in area and the airport now contains 38 gates. BAA have further plans to expand the airport which include adding another runway, multi-storey car park and new railway station.

Parking facilities in and around Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport offers a range of car parking facilities. The airport’s long stay car park, known as the Glasgow NCP Flightpath, is situated on the outskirts of the airport and a courtesy shuttle service operates between the terminal and car park every 5 to 10 minutes. This car park, which is ideal for those going on holidays or long trips, is closely monitored and has a 24 hour CCTV surveillance system.

The short stay car park is suitable for quick pick ups or drop offs as well as parking for a few hours to meet passengers from a flight. It is located close to the terminal building and has award-winning security measures in place.

Airport distance from Glasgow town and other notable surrounding locations

Glasgow International Airport is situated approximately 8 miles west of the city of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest urban centre. It is also located very close to several towns such as Paisley, Renfrew, Johnstone and Clydebank.

In the surrounding area around the airport are numerous parks and golf courses including the Barshaw Park and Ralston golf courses approximately a mile to the southeast. On three sides of the airport runs the River Cart, a tributary to the River Clyde.

Transport links to Glasgow

Glasgow Airport is easily accessed by a number of services and roads. It is directly linked to Glasgow’s city centre via the Glasgow Flyer bus service 500, which is under contract to BAA. This service runs regularly 24 hours a day.

Other buses such as the Service 905 and 747 also operate from the airport taking passengers to the city centre and locations in the surrounding area.

By road, the airport lies near Junction 28a of the M8 motorway and is clearly signposted on the major roads in the surrounding area. By car it is roughly 20 minutes from Glasgow City Centre.

The closest railway station to the airport is Paisley’s Gilmour Street station which is approximately one mile away and can be reached by bus or taxi. From here, trains can be taken travelling to Glasgow, Ayr and Clyde Coast destinations.

Conference and other business facilities at Glasgow Airport

Located in the departures lounge, Glasgow’s Skylounge provides flyers with a comfortable and tranquil environment in which to relax or work. Its Holiday Wing is perfect for amusing families whilst waiting for their flights and provides a range of toys, games and DVDs. The Business Wing, on the other hand, is ideal for business people who need to keep in contact and busy.

Wireless internet access, as well as internet-connected computers, is available in the airport and the executive lounges offer newspapers and magazines to catch up on the day’s events. The Skylounge is open to all ages and is accessible on paying an entrance fee.

Located in the airport, the Glasgow Airport Business Centre offers a range of meeting rooms and conference facilities as well as an IT suite and full secretarial support if needed. Meeting rooms are also available for hire from the Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce, which is situated near to terminal, or the local Travel Inn.

Glasgow Information

The City of Glasgow, situated in Scotland’s west central lowlands, is the third most populous British city and Scotland’s largest urban centre. Glasgow started its life as the small medieval ‘Bishopric of Glasgow’ settlement which still exists today as the University of Glasgow. In the tenth and eleventh centuries this bishopric grew vastly in importance and became one of the largest and wealthiest in the country.

Glasgow’s city also became an integral part of the country in the 18th century for its transatlantic trade and shipbuilding expertise and was known as the Second City of the British Empire during the Victorian era.

Its tradition of active commerce and business has continued until today and it is considered one of the Europe’s top financial centres. Glasgow is also highly regarded for its status as a cultural centre with its wide appreciation of art, opera and music.

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