Politicians touch down at Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport had two extra arrivals as Paisley MSP George Adam invited Alyn Smith MEP to catch up with the airport’s current performance and future plans.  The politicians toured the site as guests of the airport's management and were treated to an inside view of operations.

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Commenting, Euro MEP Smith said:

“This is an exciting time here with the expansion happening and more in the pipeline, providing vital links to the world and benefiting Scotland’s economy.

“Glasgow Airport has a great story to tell; Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, KLM and Wizz Air all reported an increase in demand during August with domestic and international traffic growing by 6%.

“Airlines are adding extra capacity with the airport making substantial investments and providing efficient management.

“Scotland is attracting more tourists and increasing a huge number of major events and conferences, so it is crucial that we have well developed and high performing transport links to support that important facet of the recovering economy.

George Adam MSP added:

“Glasgow Airport is a success story that should be recognised.

“Investing £17 million in the main terminal is one example of the management team moving forward, ensuring that the airport remains the international gateway for Scotland.

“Passenger numbers have increased dramatically to numbers not seen since 2008, before the international economic difficulties that have affected us all. This is due to the airports management, staff and their business partners working together, promoting growth.

“A strong international airport is essential when looking at economic opportunities and development. That is exactly what Glasgow Airport is delivering.”