Glasgow Airport to Receive Upgrades Before Commonwealth Games

5 January 2010 (Last Updated January 5th, 2010 18:30)

Glasgow Airport in Scotland is planning an expansion to cater for increased passenger growth towards the end of 2010. A $40m investment will allow the airport to upgrade infrastructure, its terminal pier and airfield taxiway system as well as improve its runway lighting system. <

Glasgow Airport in Scotland is planning an expansion to cater for increased passenger growth towards the end of 2010.

A $40m investment will allow the airport to upgrade infrastructure, its terminal pier and airfield taxiway system as well as improve its runway lighting system.

The money will also allow the airport to add a new food court.

The airport is expected to invest $19m in 2010, followed by a further $20m in 2011.

A main passenger lounge, refurbishment of the sky lounge, improvements to main terminal building's internal layouts will also be considered under the plan.

In 2008, Glasgow Airport unveiled a $49m terminal extension that saw a new security search area, arrivals hall, additional seating capacity and more bars, shops and restaurants added to it infrastructure.

The airport is expected to spend between $136m and $160m on new terminal and airfield facilities between 2010 and 2014 in preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.