Servicing destinations across the globe, Glasgow International Airport is one of Scotland’s major travel hubs. It’s located just 11 kilometres west of the Glasgow city centre and welcomes millions of passengers every year. It serves as a gateway to Scotland, with passengers exploring the country’s vibrant cities, as well as its stunning natural scenery and fascinating historic attractions.
First opened in 1966, Glasgow Airport was initially restricted to travel within Europe and the UK. Over the decades, it’s become an international flightpath servicing a variety of destinations throughout Europe, North America and the Middle East.
The airport is made up of three sections, the West Pier, Central Pier and East Pier. From the city centre, the airport is a short 15-minute drive to the west. Paisley Gilmour Street is the closest subway station, located just 1.6 kilometres from the terminal and connected by a local bus service. The airport is also linked to the city by a footpath and National Cycle Network.
While today Glasgow International Airport is a primarily commercial facility, it wasn’t always focussed around leisure and business travel. It has a military past and was once home to the Royal Air Force 602 Squadron (City of Glasgow) Auxiliary Air Force.