Glasgow Airport Reviews
Glasgow Airport Reviews
Glasgow Airport (Scottish Gaelic: Port-adhair Eadar-nàiseanta Ghlaschu, IATA: GLA, ICAO: EGPF), formerly Glasgow Abbotsinch Airport, is an international airport in Scotland, located 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) west of Glasgow city centre, near the towns of Paisley and Renfrew in Renfrewshire.
In 2012 the airport handled over 7.1 million passengers, a 4.0% annual increase, making it the second busiest in Scotland, after Edinburgh Airport, and the eighth busiest airport in the United Kingdom. It is the primary airport serving the Greater Glasgow conurbation and is also the principal transatlantic and direct longhaul entry airport into Scotland.
The Glasgow Airport is owned and operated by Heathrow Airport Holdings (formerly BAA), which also owns and operates three other UK airports, and is itself owned by FGP TopCo Limited, an international consortium, which includes Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and GIC Special Investments, that is led by the Spanish Ferrovial Group. The airport’s largest tenants are British Airways and Loganair (currently franchising using Flybe), the latter using it as a hub. Other major airlines using GLA as a base include Flybe, EasyJet, Jet2, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways.
Glasgow Airport was first opened in 1966 and originally only facilitated flights to other places in the United Kingdom and Europe. The British Airports Authority (BAA) took control of the airport in 1975 and when BAA was privatised in the 1980s, Glasgow Airport began to offer flights to other places around the world, flights which previously were facilitated by Glasgow Prestwick Airport, which was subsequently relegated as the city’s secondary airport catering for low cost airlines and charter operators.
ATMs / Cash Machines – Available Airside and Landside
Car Rentals – Avis • Europcar • National • Alamo • Hertz • Enterprise • Budget.
Children Play Area – Location: International Pier, Airside, near Gate 27A and 27B
Currency Exchange – Travelex has an office, but the location is unknown.
Food / Restaurants – During the summer months, the Starbucks is open 24 hours. All other food concessions operate with reduced hours.
Information Desk – Location: UK and Ireland Departures Area, First Floor
Luggage Storage / Lockers – Location: Check-in Hall, Ground Floor. Hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm (Mon-Fri), 9:30am-4:00pm (Sat-Sun). Rates: £4.50 (up to 4 hours) – £10.00 (per day). Maximum Storage is 3 months.
Mobile Charging – Free power charging sockets are available in the departure lounges. You can use them to charge up to eight electronic devices.
Prayer Room – Location: International Arrivals, Landside, Ground Floor
Showers – Not available
Smoking – Smoking is permitted in designated areas outside the airport.
Internet: Free WiFi is available at the Glasgow Airport for 30 minutes. The airport has Internet kiosks with printers. Locations: Domestic Arrivals (4 stations) • International Arrivals (2 stations) • Domestic Pier, Gate 26 (1 station) • Food Court, Landside (2 stations) • Main Departure Lounge (4 stations). Rate: 10p per minute.
Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours
Glasgow Airport Official Website
Glasgow Airport Map
Glasgow Airport Weather Forecast
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