History And Directions For Glasgow Airport
Glasgow Airport is Scotland’s largest airport and offers destinations throughout Europe. Glasgow Airport can also boast long haul destinations such as Cancun, Dubai, New York and Sharm el Sheikh making the airport one of the UK’s most popular. The airport has over 30 airlines serving more than 90 destinations and sees 7 million passengers pass through its gates every year.
Glasgow Airport opened in 1932 as an RAF base at Abbotsinch near Paisley in Renfrewshire and in 1943 it was handed over to the Royal Navy and became naval base known as HMS Sanderling. In 1960 the Glasgow Corporation decided the city needed a new airport and the new building was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth 2nd on June 27th 1966.
Glasgow International Airport has easy access from junction 28 of the M8 motorway with a regular bus service to and from the city centre also available. There is a rail link available from Paisley Gilmour Street station which is situated 1 mile from the airport terminal with connections to Glasgow city centre.
Contact Glasgow Airport
- Telephone: +44 (0)844 481 5555
- Airport Address: Glasgow Airport, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, PA3 2SW
- Twitter: @GLA_Airport