Glasgow Airport

Glasgow airportGlasgow Airport is one of Scotland's busiest international airports. Located 11 kilometres or 7 miles west of the city centre, Glasgow Airport is the second busiest airport in the country and the eight busiest in the UK. The airport serves the Greater Glasgow region and is a major gateway for international travellers visiting Scotland.

About Glasgow Airport

First opened in 1966, Glasgow Airport serves approximately 7.2 million passengers each year and an average of about 20,000 passengers every day. Some 30 airlines fly to over 100 destinations from the airport, which handles an average of more than 200 daily flights. The one-runway airport employs 5,000 people, 450 of which are directly employed by Glasgow Airport. Glasgow Airport is a major gateway for Scotland, linking the country with London, Amsterdam, Dubai, Dublin, Paris, New York, and other major cities around the world. With over 300 flights to London each week and over 50 on any given day, the airport is also an important destination for business travellers visiting Scotland for meetings and conferences or to do business with local companies. Major airlines serving the airport include British Airways, Emirates, KLM, Lufthansa, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic, as well as domestic airlines Flybe, easyJet, Jet2.com, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways.

Glasgow Airport Business Amenities

Glasgow Airport provides business travellers with important services when travelling, including dedicated meeting spaces. The Glasgow Airport Business Centre is located next to the terminal building. The modern facility features conference and meeting rooms for hire, as well as on-site catering and state of the art meeting equipment. Wireless broadband internet is provided throughout the airport's terminal building, including at fixed internet terminals and PC desks. Parking options close to the terminal building are also available for business travellers. The airport's Skylounge is divided into two sections, the Holiday Wing and the Business Wing. The Business Wing features modern facilities and a quiet space with stunning views of Ben Lomond. The lounge offers a selection of complimentary beverages and snacks, as well as newspapers, magazines, business journals and internet access.

Hotels within walking distance of the terminal include the Premier Inn Glasgow Airport, the Ramada Glasgow Airport, and the Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport. The closes hotel is the Holiday Inn, which is located across the terminal building and just a 10 minute drive from the city centre. The hotel's on-site Academy Conference Centre features 18 flexible meeting rooms capable of accommodating up to 300 people. The Holiday Inn also operates a business centre with coping, fax, printing, secretarial and courier services. The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Scotland's largest exhibition and convention complex, is just seven miles from Glasgow Airport. The venue is an important host for conferences, exhibitions, concerts and other special events.

Getting from Glasgow Airport to Your Meeting

Glasgow Airport is linked to the surrounding area and points beyond by the M74 and M80 motorways. The M8 provides direct access to the airport and nearby hotels. Regular bus services connect Glasgow Airport and the city centre in approximately 25 minutes. Taxis are also available 24 hours a day, and car rental companies operate from the UK arrivals area. Car hire companies provide corporate discounts and modern vehicles fleets that meet your business needs while in Glasgow. The closest rail station is Paisley Gilmour Street station, which is approximately two miles from the airport. The station is accessible by bus from the terminal. Regular train services link Paisley Gilmour Street station with Glasgow Central and other destinations.

Fly-in, Fly-out Business Meetings

The Glasgow Airport Business Centre features a range of rooms equipped with flipcharts, stationary, and additional equipment for hire. Rooms are available for short meetings, whether you are visiting Glasgow for a few hours or for a couple of days. The venue is also ideal for interviews, presentations, workshops and training sessions, or other events. The centre's two boardrooms seat between four and eight people and can be hired for £55 per day or £35 per half day. Larger meeting rooms with seating for up to 15 or 20 people may be booked for between £85 and £100 per day or £55 and £60 per half day. Packages are also available with catering.

Nearby airport hotels also provide a variety of spaces for business meetings. The Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport offers 18 meeting spaces for hire, the largest of which is capable of accommodating up to 300 people. The 108-room Ramada Glasgow Airport Hotel located just 500 metres from the airport has ten fully-equipped meeting rooms that can accommodate between 6 and 40 people. All meeting rooms at the Ramada feature wireless internet access, audio-visual equipment and secretarial services.