Glasgow Airport is one of the UK’s leading airports and Scotland’s principal gateway for long-haul traffic, handling around seven million passengers a year. Around 30 airlines, including Thomas Cook, Emirates, United, British Airways, easyJet and Jet2.com, serve 90 destinations around the world including the Middle East, Caribbean and North America.
Over the course of the last 18 months, Glasgow Airport has returned to passenger growth following a hugely challenging period for the aviation industry.
Jet2.com established a base at Glasgow in 2011 and has since grown its route network to include new destinations. easyJet has also added additional capacity, and Glasgow continues to be the only Scottish city with a direct link to the Middle East after Emirates decided to build on the success of their Dubai service by adding an additional daily flight year round and with new connections to Adelaide and Phuket from Winter 2012.
Glasgow Airport will also be the only Scottish airport to welcome the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in 2013, with Thomson operating the eagerly-awaited new aircraft to both Mexico and Florida.
Glasgow Airport continues to invest heavily in new facilities, and is committed to spending around £9 million in 2012. This focus on delivering memorable experiences for our passengers and providing the infrastructure that our airlines need led to Glasgow Airport being named Scottish Airport of the Year at the 2012 Scottish Transport Awards.
Glasgow Airport is delighted to become an official partner of Glasgow Warriors and wishes the club good luck for season 2012/13.