BAA unveils Glasgow airport expansion plans
BAA unveils Glasgow airport expansion plansBAA bosses have unveiled a new £290 million plan to completely transform Glasgow International Airport over the next 25 years.
The plans include the expansion of one terminal, together with the gradual improvement of terminal and airfield facilities, with the aim being to accommodate up to 24 million passengers by 2030.
Currently, the airport services just under nine million passengers, but this has been forecast to increase significantly in the coming years, thanks to the rising popularity of low-cost airlines and quick getaways to an increasing number of locations.
"We are setting out our vision for the future of Scotland's busiest airport and the investment that will enable its continued success in an increasingly competitive global market," explained Glasgow airport's manager Alan Barr, speaking to the BBC.
"It is a responsible plan for growth that means better facilities for our passengers, more jobs for local people, a bigger choice of international destinations for business and leisure travellers, and action to tackle the environmental impacts of aviation."
Glasgow airport currently has links with over 90 destinations across Europe and North America.
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