The Scottish city of Glasgow’s airport first came into commercial operation in 1966. In it’s first year of operation it saw one and half million passengers pass through it’s doors. In 2007 a £30 million expansion plan was unveiled to expand and improve the facilities. By 2030 they hope to increase their passenger capacity to twenty four million passengers. Currently flights operate to and from one runway and one main terminal with additional check-in facilities in terminal 2.
Over the years the list of destinations accessible to travelers has increased to over ninety countries and Glasgow has a truly international spectrum. Large schedule flight operators like British Airways, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic offer flights to the USA and Canada and Emirates Airline operate an extensive flight programme to the Middle East, Africa and Asia and the Pacific. Winter and summer holiday packages and flights are available fro Thomas Cook, Balkan Holidays and Thompson. Flight only providers Easyjet, Flybe Jet2 and Icelandair continue to expand their flight options and destinations.
Inside the terminal building passengers will find an extensive Duty Free and shopping area situated over three floors. There are many cafe, bars and restaurants to grab a bite to eat before departure. Both British airways and Flybe provide private lounges which are for the executive use of invited passengers. There is also a business lounge and sky lounge which are pre bookable. Passengers with small children can take advantage of the kids play area and family entertainment section in the departure lounge. If watching take off and landings is your thing there is a great observation lounge too. There are cash dispense machines both before and after the required security checks and free WIfi for the first thirty minutes.