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Glasgow Airport

Scots: Glesga Airport
Scottish Gaelic: Port-adhair Eadar-nàiseanta Ghlaschu
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Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner AGS Airports
OperatorGlasgow Airport Ltd.
Serves Glasgow
Location Paisley, Scotland, UK
Elevation  AMSL 26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates 55°52′19″N004°25′59″W / 55.87194°N 4.43306°W / 55.87194; -4.43306 Coordinates: 55°52′19″N004°25′59″W / 55.87194°N 4.43306°W / 55.87194; -4.43306
Website www.glasgowairport.com
Map
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EGPF
Location of airport in Renfrewshire
Runways
Direction LengthSurface
mft
05/232,6658,743Grooved Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Passengers8,843,214
Passenger change 18–19Decrease2.svg 8.4%
Aircraft movements86,226
Movements change 17–18Decrease2.svg 3.2%
Sources: UK AIP at NATS [1]
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority [2]
Location from Glasgow Airport [3]

Glasgow Airport, also known as Glasgow International Airport (IATA : GLA [4] , ICAO : EGPF), formerly Abbotsinch Airport, is an international airport in Scotland. It is located in Paisley, Renfrewshire, 8.6 nautical miles (15.9 km; 9.9 mi) west [1] of Glasgow city centre. In 2019, the airport handled 8.84 million passengers, an 8.4% annual decrease, making it the second-busiest in Scotland, after Edinburgh Airport, and the ninth-busiest airport in the United Kingdom.

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The airport is owned and operated by AGS Airports which also owns and operates Aberdeen and Southampton Airports. It was previously owned and operated by Heathrow Airport Holdings (formerly known as BAA). [5] The airport's largest tenants are British Airways, easyJet and Loganair. Other major airlines using Glasgow as a base include Jet2 and TUI Airways (formerly known as Thomson Airways).

Glasgow Airport was opened in 1966 and originally flights only operated to other places in the United Kingdom and Europe. Glasgow Airport began to offer flights to other places around the world, flights which previously used Glasgow Prestwick Airport, which was subsequently relegated as the city's secondary airport catering for low-cost airlines, freight and charter operators.

History

The history of the present Glasgow Airport goes back to 1932, when the site at Abbotsinch, between the Black Cart Water and the White Cart Water, near Paisley in Renfrewshire, was opened. In 1933 the Royal Air Force 602 Squadron (City of Glasgow) Auxiliary Air Force moved its Wapiti IIA aircraft from nearby Renfrew. [6] The RAF Station HQ, however, was not formed until 1 July 1936 when 6 Auxiliary Group, Bomber Command, arrived. [6] From May 1939, until moving away in October 1939, the Squadron flew the Supermarine Spitfire.

1940

In 1940, a torpedo training unit was formed, which trained both RAF and Royal Navy crews. [6] On 11 August 1943 Abbotsinch was handed over solely to the Royal Navy and it became a naval base. All Her Majesty's Ships and naval bases are given ship names and Abbotsinch's was known as HMS Sanderling since June 1940. [6] During the 1950s, the airfield housed a large aircraft storage unit and squadrons of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.

The Royal Navy left in October 1963. [6] The name Sanderling was, however, retained as a link between the two: HMS Sanderling's ship's bell was presented to the new airport and a bar in the airport was named The Sanderling Bar.

The following units were here at some point: [7]

1960s

In the 1960s, Glasgow Corporation decided that a new airport for the city was required. The original site of Glasgow's main airport, Renfrew Airport, was 3 km (1.9 mi) east of Abbotsinch, in what is now the Dean Park area of Renfrew. The original Art Deco terminal building of the original airport has not survived. The site is now occupied by a Tesco supermarket and the M8 motorway; this straight and level section of motorway occupies the site of the runway. [8]

Abbotsinch took over from Renfrew Airport on 2 May 1966. [6] [8] The UK Government had already committed millions into rebuilding Prestwick Airport fit for the "jet age". Nevertheless, the plan went forward and the new airport, designed by Basil Spence and built at a cost of £4.2 million, was completed in 1966, with British European Airways beginning services using De Havilland Comet aircraft.

The first commercial flight to arrive was a British European Airways flight from Edinburgh, landing at 8 am on 2 May 1966.[ citation needed ] The airport was officially opened on 27 June 1966 by Queen Elizabeth II. The political rows over Glasgow and Prestwick airports continued, with Prestwick enjoying a monopoly over transatlantic traffic (under the 1946 US-UK bilateral air transport agreement known as the Bermuda Agreement), while Glasgow Airport was only allowed to handle UK and intra-European traffic.

1970s to 1990s

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The aftermath of the 2007 Glasgow International Airport attack

In 1975, the BAA took ownership of Glasgow Airport. When BAA was privatised in the late 1980s, as BAA plc, it consolidated its airport portfolio and sold Prestwick Airport. BAA embarked on a massive redevelopment plan for Glasgow International Airport in 1989. [9]

An extended terminal building was created by building a pre-fabricated metal structure around the front of the original Basil Spence building, hence screening much of its distinctive Brutalist style architecture from view, with the void between the two structures joined by a glass atrium and walkway. Spence's original concrete facade which once looked onto Caledonia Road now fronts the check-in desks. The original building can be seen more clearly from the rear, with the mock barrel-vaulted roof visible when airside.

A dedicated international departure lounge and pier was added at the western side of the building, leaving the facility with a total of 38 gates, bringing its capacity up to nine million passengers per year.[ citation needed ] In 2003, BAA completed redevelopment work on a satellite building (called "T2", formerly the St. Andrews Building), to provide a dedicated check-in facility for low-cost airlines, principally Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic Airways and formerly Thomas Cook Airlines until they went into administration.

By 1996, Glasgow was handling over 5.5 million passengers per annum, making it the fourth-largest airport in the UK. [10]

Post 2000

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Terminal 2 building, situated next to the main terminal building
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Tail fins at the international pier
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Glasgow Airport main terminal building

The airport serves a variety of destinations throughout Europe, North America and the Middle East. Jet2, easyJet, TUI Airways and Loganair have a base at the airport.

The terminal consists of three piers; the West Pier, Central Pier and East Pier.

The West Pier, commonly known as the International Pier, was built as part of the 1989 extension project and is the principal international and long haul departure point. All but two of the stands on this pier are equipped with airbridges. This pier has stands 27 - 36. [11] From 2019, the pier will have the ability to facilitate the A380 following an £8 million upgrade. [12]

The Central Pier was part of the original 1966 building. The British Airways gates are located in the 1971 extension at the end of the pier, with Heathrow and Gatwick shuttles making up most of its traffic as well as BA CityFlyer flights to London City. The British Airways lounge is located on this pier, across from gate 15. Aer Lingus and Flybe formerly operated from the centre pier. Most of the stands on this pier are equipped with airbridges. This pier has stands 14 - 26. [11]

The East Pier, constructed in the mid-1970s, was originally used for international flights but in recent years has been re-developed for use by low-cost airlines. None of the stands on this pier are equipped with airbridges. The main users of this pier are Ryanair, easyJet, Jet2 and Loganair. In 2015 a £3,000,000 extension was added to the pier, creating space for 750,000 extra passengers a year. This pier has stands 1- 12. [11]

In late 2007, [13] work commenced on Skyhub (located between the Main Terminal and Terminal 2) [14] which created a single, purpose-built security screening area in place of the previous individual facilities for each of the three piers, the other side effect being an enlarged duty-free shopping area created by taking most of the previous landside shopping and restaurant facilities airside. This new arrangement also frees up space in the departure lounges through the removal of the separate duty-free shops in the West and Central Piers. This however meant that the former public viewing areas of the apron are now airside, making the airport inaccessible to aviation enthusiasts and spectators.

Future growth is hampered by the airport's location, which is constrained by the M8 motorway to the south, the town of Renfrew to the east and the River Clyde to the north. At present the areas of Drumchapel, Clydebank, Bearsden, Foxbar, Faifley and Linwood all sit directly underneath the approach paths into the airport, meaning that further increases in traffic may be politically sensitive. The airport is challenged by Edinburgh Airport, which now serves a wider range of European destinations and has grown to overtake Glasgow as Scotland's busiest airport.

The Scottish Executive announced in 2002 that a rail line – known as the Glasgow Airport Rail Link (GARL) – would be built from Glasgow Central station to Glasgow Airport. The rail link was to be completed by 2012 with the first trains running early in 2013. In 2009, however, it was announced by the Scottish Government that the plan had been cancelled. [15]

Currently, the airport is easily accessible by road due with direct access to the adjoining M8 motorway. It is also served by a frequent bus service, the Glasgow Airport Express, which operates services to city centre. The service is run by First Glasgow and all buses feature leather seats, USB charging ports and free WiFi.

The airport is home to the Scottish regional airline Loganair, previously a Flybe franchise operator, who have their head office located on site. [16] British Airways has a maintenance hangar at the airport, capable of carrying out overhaul work on Airbus A320, as well as a cargo facility.

The Royal Air Force also has a unit based within the airport – The Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Squadron – to provide flying training to university students who plan to join the RAF.

In 2007, Glasgow became the second-busiest airport in Scotland as passenger numbers were surpassed by those at Edinburgh Airport.

Icelandair temporarily moved its base of operations from Keflavík International Airport to Glasgow due to the 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull.

On 10 April 2014, Emirates operated an Airbus A380 to Glasgow to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Glasgow - Dubai route, the first time an A380 had visited a Scottish airport. [17]

In July 2014, Emirates opened a dedicated lounge at the airport [18] for First and Business class passengers. It is located at the top of the West Pier. In October 2014, Heathrow Airport Holdings reached an agreement to sell the airport, together with Southampton and Aberdeen, to a consortium of Ferrovial and Macquarie Group for £1 billion. [19]

In 2017 easyJet became the first airline to carry more than one million passengers from the airport in a period of 12 months. [20]

On 27 February 2018, Ryanair announced that it would close its base at Glasgow, and retain just three of its 22 routes. It cited the Scottish Government's failure to replace Air Passenger Duty with a cheaper Air Departure Tax. [21] [22]

On 16 April 2019, Emirates launched a daily A380 flight on the Glasgow - Dubai route, making it the first regular A380 service in Scotland. [12]

On 12 June 2021, Aer Lingus Regional operator Stobart Air entered liquidation resulting in all Aer Lingus routes to and from the airport being cancelled with immediate effect. Stobart Air was due to be replaced by Emerald Airlines as the Aer Lingus Regional operator in 2023, although their CEO states they would be able to launch flights from summer 2021 should they need to, bringing the possibility of the routes being restored in the future. [23] [24]

Plans

In 2005, BAA published a consultation paper [25] for the development of the airport. The consultation paper included proposals for a second runway parallel to and to the north-west of the existing runway 05/23; redevelopment and enlargement of the East (low-cost) pier to connect directly with Terminal 2; and an additional International Pier to the west of the existing International Pier. There were plans for a new rail terminal, joined to the airport's passenger terminal and multi-storey car park. On 29 November 2006, the Scottish Parliament gave the go-ahead for the new railway station as part of the Glasgow Airport Rail Link to Glasgow Central station, originally due for completion in 2011. However, on 17 September 2009, due to escalating costs, the project was cancelled by the Scottish Government. [26]

BAA's plans, which are expected to cost some £290 million over the next 25 years, come in response to a forecasted trebling of annual passenger numbers passing through the airport by 2030. The current figure of 9.4 million passengers passing through the airport is expected to rise to more than 24 million by 2030.

As of late 2017, there are plans to build a light rail link that will connect the city centre to the airport via Govan, with plans already underway to begin construction of the project after the cancellation of the original Glasgow Airport Rail Link project. [27]

Airlines and destinations

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter services to and from Glasgow: [28]

AirlinesDestinations
Aer Lingus Dublin (resumes 19 July 2021) [29]
Air Transat Toronto–Pearson
BH Air Seasonal: Burgas [30]
Blue Air Bucharest [31]
British Airways London–City, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow
Seasonal: Belfast–City (begins 2 August 2021), [32] Palma de Mallorca [33]
Corendon Airlines Seasonal: Antalya (begins 2 May 2022), [34] Dalaman (begins 3 May 2022) [34]
easyJet [35] Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, [36] Belfast–International, Berlin, Birmingham, [37] Bristol, Faro, Jersey, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Málaga, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Antalya (begins 1 July 2021), [38] Bordeaux, Dalaman, [36] Geneva, Kos, Marseille, Newquay, [39] Palma de Mallorca, Pula (begins 28 June 2021), [40] Split, Venice [41]
Emirates Dubai–International
Icelandair Reykjavík–Keflavík
Jet2.com [42] Alicante, Antalya, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Kraków, Lanzarote, Málaga, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Budapest, Bodrum, Burgas, Corfu, Dalaman, Faro, Geneva, Heraklion, Ibiza, Izmir, Kefalonia, Kos (resumes 4 May 2022), [43] Larnaca, Malta, Menorca, Naples, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Prague, [44] Reus, Reykjavík–Keflavík, Rhodes, Rome–Fiumicino, Zakynthos
KLM Amsterdam
Loganair Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Derry, Donegal, Exeter, [45] Islay, Kirkwall, [46] Southampton, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Ryanair Dublin, Kraków, Málaga, Wrocław
Seasonal: Alicante, Charleroi, Warsaw–Modlin
TUI Airways [47] Alicante, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Antalya, Burgas, Cancún, Chambéry, [48] Corfu, Dalaman, Dubrovnik, Enfidha, Heraklion, Ibiza, Larnaca, Málaga, Menorca, Naples, Orlando/Melbourne (begins 2 May 2022), [48] Orlando/Sanford (ends 27 October 2021), [48] Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Reus, Rhodes, Salzburg, Turin, Verona, [48] Zakynthos
United Airlines [28] Seasonal: Newark
Virgin Atlantic [49] Seasonal: Orlando
WestJet [28] Seasonal: Halifax

Statistics

Annual traffic data

See source Wikidata query and sources.

Number of Passengers [note 1] Number of Movements [note 2] Freight
(tonnes) [note 1]
19976,117,00698,20410,574
19986,566,927100,9428,517
19996,813,955101,6088,972
20006,965,500104,9298,545
20017,292,327110,4085,928
20027,803,627104,3935,041
20038,129,713105,5974,927
20048,575,039107,8858,122
20058,792,915110,5818,733
20068,848,755110,0346,289
20078,795,653108,3054,276
20088,178,891100,0873,546
20097,225,02185,2812,334
20106,548,86577,7552,914
20116,880,21778,1112,430
20127,157,85980,4729,497
20137,363,76479,52011,837
20147,715,98884,00015,411
20158,714,30790,79013,193
20169,327,19398,21712,921
20179,902,239102,76615,935
20189,698,86297,15715,466
20198,843,24180,38312,822
20201,944,98134,7156,601
Source: [2] [50]

Busiest routes

Busiest routes to and from Glasgow (2019) [51]
RankAirportTotal
passengers
Change
2018 / 19
1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London–Heathrow 865,008Decrease2.svg 5.1%
2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London–Gatwick 641,566Increase2.svg 3.4%
3 Flag of Ireland.svg Dublin 500,441Increase2.svg 1.2%
4 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Amsterdam 439,409Increase2.svg 5.1%
5 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Dubai–International 437,748Decrease2.svg 3.8%
6 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bristol 322,126Increase2.svg 3.2%
7 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Belfast–International 293,804Increase2.svg 0.9%
8 Flag of Spain.svg Alicante 289,547Decrease2.svg 2.3%
9 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London–Stansted 278,520Decrease2.svg 35.6%
10 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London–City 253,784Increase2.svg 10.4%
11 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London–Luton 245,638Increase2.svg 0.8%
12 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Birmingham 229,991Decrease2.svg 1.9%
13 Flag of Spain.svg Tenerife–South 229,483Increase2.svg 1.3%
14 Flag of Spain.svg Málaga 223,553Decrease2.svg 3.4%
15 Flag of Spain.svg Palma de Mallorca 199,577Decrease2.svg 3.4%
16 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Southampton 170,559Decrease2.svg 8.5%
17 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Belfast–City 141,879Decrease2.svg 4.8%
18 Flag of France.svg Paris-Charles de Gaulle 129,455Increase2.svg 0.5%
19 Flag of Spain.svg Lanzarote 128,356Decrease2.svg 18.8%
20 Flag of Portugal.svg Faro 117,680Decrease2.svg 2.6%

Accidents and incidents

Ground transport

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Airport express buses are painted in a distinctive livery.

The airport is currently linked to Glasgow City Centre by Glasgow Shuttle bus service 500. This is run by First Glasgow under contract to Glasgow Airport. Started in 2011, the service runs 24 hours a day, direct via the M8 motorway. McGill's Bus Services service 757 links the airport with Paisley Gilmour Street railway station, Paisley town centre, Erskine & Clydebank. This bus accepts National Rail tickets between Glasgow Airport and any railway station.

Proposed alignment for the Glasgow Airport Rail Link Glasgow Subway and proposed Airport Rail Map.svg
Proposed alignment for the Glasgow Airport Rail Link

Plans for a rail link from the airport to Glasgow Central station were proposed in the 2000s, shelved in 2009 and then resurrected in December 2016; work is due to start in 2022, with the line expected to open in 2025.

Glasgow Metro

A planned extension of the Glasgow Subway system which is proposed to include multiple light rail and elevated rapid transit lines around the city including a line to Paisley City Centre, and two stations at Glasgow Airport. The line would be elevated at the airport and run on segregated tracks into Glasgow City Centre, and would most likely cancel the current plans for the Glasgow Airport Rail Link

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  1. 1 2 Number of Passengers including domestic, international and transit counterparts.
  2. Number of Movements represents total aircraft takeoffs and landings during each year.

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