Glasgow Airport in £10m upgrade for Commonwealth Games

Glasgow International Airport Glasgow Airport is expected to deal with thousands of extra passengers during the Commonwealth Games

Related Stories

The operators of Glasgow Airport have announced that £10m of investment will be brought forward in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games.

The money, which will be added to £7m of planned spending, will be used to improve areas like the international arrivals hall and the check-in area.

Glasgow will host 6,000 athletes as well as thousands of visitors for the Games which open in July 2014.

Glasgow Airport estimated it would invest £200m in the 10 years to 2021.

Around 7m passengers use the terminal each year.

Other areas of investment will include the new lighting for the air-side taxi ways, as well as upgrades to the terminal toilet facilities.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: "The eyes of the world will fall on Glasgow during 2014 and we fully recognise the important role we have to play in helping deliver a successful and memorable Commonwealth Games.

"We see ourselves as being the gateway to the games and not only will this significant investment ensure we continue to provide high quality facilities for passengers, it will help create a lasting legacy for Glasgow Airport and the city."

Work is expected to start in October 2013 following the peak summer period.

Glasgow, Edinburgh and Prestwick airports were all identified by the organisers as transport hubs for those coming to Scotland for the 2014 Games.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Glasgow & West

Weather

Glasgow

18 °C 9 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Toronto Mayor Rob FordFord nation

    Toronto mayor's enemies unite with him in new battle


  • Tattooed person using tabletRogue ink

    People who lost their jobs because of their tattoos


  • An ant and a humanAnts v humans

    Do all the world's ants really weigh as much as all the humans?


  • Two sphinxes guarding the entrance to the tombTomb mystery

    Secrets of ancient burial site keep Greeks guessing


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • GeoguessrWhere in the world...?

    Think you are a geography expert? Test your knowledge with BBC Travel’s interactive game

Programmes

  • TokyoThe Travel Show Watch

    Japan has a reputation for being expensive but can you visit without breaking the bank?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.