Glasgow Airport is an airport west of Glasgow near the cities of Paisley and Renfrew. It is the second most busy airport of Schotland and the 8th busiest airport in the United Kingdom. Glasgow Airport is also the first airport who got more then one million passanger in one month in Schotland, in July 2004. AGS Airports is the company who owns the airport and also operates it. 1966 was the year that Glasgow Airport was opened.
The History of Glasgow Airport
The history of Glasgow Airport goes as far back in 1932, when the airport was opened by the Royal Air Force 602. During the 40’s a torpedo unit was created, which trained the Royal Navy crews and the RAF. In October 1963 the Royal Navy left the airport. The decision was made by Glasgow Corporation that an airport was needed for Glasgow. The airport was originally located 3 km from the city of Abbotsinch. Renfrew airport as the airport was called does not exist anymore the airport was abandoned in 1966. BAA took ownership of Glasgow Airport in 1975. Glasgow Aiport was renamed to Glasglow International Airport and in 1989 a huge redevelopment plan was created. A terminal building was build using a pre fabricated structure made of metal. In 1996 Glasgow Airport had more than 5.5 million passengers per year, it was the fourth-largest airport at that time in the UK. Today Glasgow airport is home to Ryanair, Jet2, easy Jet, TUI, Thomas Cook Airlanes and Loganair.
Destinations from Glasgow Airport
Glasgow Airport has many different destinations available from all over the world. From Glasgow Airport you can travel to various destinations in Europe, as well as to long haul destinations in Canada, like Toronto, or to the United States, and destinations like Orlando and Newark. Within Europe Glasgow Airport services many low cost destinations, such as Mallorca, Rhodes and Ibiza. All flights to destinations served by Glasgow Airport can be tracked in real time using our easy to use Flight Tracker.
Airlines at Glasgow Airport
Glasgow Airport is a base for several airlines, most of them but not all fly to destinations in Europe. From Glasgow Airport you can take a plane from British Airways, easy Jet, Jet2, KLM, Ryanair, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus Regional, Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, American Airlines, BH Air, BLue Air, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Eurowings, Flybe, Icelandair, TUI Airways, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet and Wizz Air. You can use the flight tracker from our site to view and track all the planes departing from and arriving at Glasgow Airport.