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Construction work begins on skyhub


Construction work has started on the 'skyhub' at Glasgow Airport. The year-long project, aimed at streamlining travel and expanding and improve facilities for passengers, will see the airport create a single skyhub by filling in the space between the current main terminal and the smaller second terminal.

The development will create a single departure point for all passengers, with one large security clearing area rather than the current three separate zones (international, domestic and east pier). It will also increase the airport's passenger-handling capacity and allow the airport to put more retail outlets in the airside area.

The new two-storey structure will increase the terminal floor space by 4000m². Following enabling work that started in May, the £30 million development is expected to undergo 7 months of construction before opening to the public 5 months later - in October 2008.

Once open, passengers travelling from Glasgow Airport will benefit from reduced security waiting times, increased space in the terminal and improved levels of comfort. In addition to a purpose-built security search area, the project includes a number of new bars, shops and restaurants.

Gordon Dewar, managing director of the airport, said the skyhub 'will transform the travel experience for passengers flying from Glasgow Airport.'

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