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Glasgow Airport Guide

Glasgow Airport
Glasgow Airport Guide

This is a guide to glasgow airport. At you will find everything you need to know about glasgow airport, quickly and all in one place.

This is not the 'official' glasgow airport website (which is at, it's an in depth guide to the airport, where everything you need to know is no more than 2 clicks away. Click on any of the links on the left to find the information you need.

Glasgow Airport is a medium-sized international passenger airport located in Renfrewshire, just north of the M8 motorway at junction 28, 8 miles to the west of Glasgow city centre. It is the busiest airport in Scotland, with just over 8.78 million passengers in 2005, and is more popular with leisure travellers than business travellers, as it is popular with both charter and budget airlines.

There are more than 40 airlines flying to over 90 destinations from glasgow airport. The airport has two runways and one main passenger terminal, with arrivals is on the ground floor and departures on the first floor, plus a smaller second terminal (T2), with check in facilities and gates for a number of budget and charter airlines. The main terminal and T2 are connected via a covered walkway.

There is ample parking at glasgow airport, with 2540 short term airport parking space and 1780 long term airport parking spaces, plus off airport parking - which is almost as close to the terminal as the long term car parks, but much cheaper. To get the lowest prices, we recommend that you use the price comparison feature at our website sponsor (see the banner at the top of the page).

There are 3 on airport hotels (the Ramada, Express Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn), plus a number local hotels offering an overnight stay plus free parking package. For more information see our glasgow airport hotels page.

Once inside the airport terminal, you will find all of the facilities you would expect at a small but busy, international / holiday airport. There are airport lounges, currency exchange bureaus and a number of ATMs. There is a good range of eating options, excellent disabled facilities and there is duty free shopping.

For those meeting someone at glasgow airport it couldn't be simpler. Follow the directions to the airport on our 'directions' page and park in the short term airport parking once you get there (short term parking is clearly signposted). Then head for arrivals and check the flight status on the arrivals information boards for when you need to wait by the gate.

If want to know about airport security, the history of glasgow airport, technical data, or you want to do a spot of plane spotting, we can help you with that too. Just click on the relevant link in the index boxes on the left.

And if you have a stop over at this airport, have a look at our glasgow airport lounge or glasgow airport hotel pages, or you might have a look at the glasgow attractions page, and take in one of the local sights whilst you wait for your connecting flight.

Glasgow Airport contact details
Address: Abbotsinch, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA3 2ST
Information: +44 (0)870 040 0008
Arrivals: +44 (0)870 040 0008
Lost property: +44 (0)141 848 4740
Fax: +44 (0)141 848 4769

Selected technical data
Airport Code : GLA
Airport name : Glasgow Airport
City : Glasgow
Country : United Kingdom
World Area Code: 493
GMT Offset : +0.0


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