Glasgow airport announces £25m upgrade

4 Jan 2010 by Mark Caswell

Scotland’s second busiest airport is to benefit from a £25m investment package over the next two years, with projects including a terminal pier upgrade and a new food court.

Following the unveiling of a £31m terminal extension last year, the BAA-owned airport is to invest a further £12m this year, and £13m in 2011. The airport’s main passenger lounge is to be refurbished and a new food court will be added, with upgrades to the airfield taxiway system and runway lighting also planned.

The airport is also contributing £1 million towards the cost of the M74 extension, aimed at reducing journey times to and from the airport, and says it will invest a total of £85-100m between now and 2014, when Glasgow stages the Commonwealth Games.

Traffic at the airport was hit recently by the demise of Globespan (see online news December 16, 2009), although managing director Amanda McMillan said a third of the lost capacity had already been replaced by existing carriers including Easyjet, Thomas Cook, Thomson and Virgin Atlantic, with “a major announcement on further additional capacity expected in the next few days”.

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