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Glasgow Airport Guide (GLA)

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) is located 7 miles west of downtown Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. In 2012 the airport handled over 7.1 million passengers, making it the 8th busiest airport in the United Kingdom. Glasgow Airport was first opened in 1966.

Transfer between Terminals

The Glasgow Airport terminal has three piers: The West Pier handles international flights, the Central Pier deals with domestic, and the East Pier handle low-cost, Ireland and Scottish island flights.

Nearby Airport Hotels

Ramada Glasgow Airport Hotel, Marchburn Drive, Glasgow Airport Business Park, Paisley PA3 2SJ, Scotland, This hotel boasts on-site dining, free internet connection, and shuttle bus service that transports guests to and from the airport. Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Airport, Saint Andrews Drive, Glasgow Airport, Paisley PA3 2TJ, Scotland, This pet-friendly hotel offers its guests complimentary breakfast, free wireless internet, and an on-site bar and lounge.

Transport into Town

Bus: Glasgow Shuttle bus service 500 links the airport to Glasgow City Centre. McGill's Bus Services service 66 links the airport with Paisley Gilmour Street railway station and Paisley town center. Firstís 747 AirLink service operates between Glasgow Airport and the city center. Service 757 is a high-frequency bus service from Glasgow Airport to Paisley Gilmour Street Train Station. Rail: The nearest rail station to the airport is Paisley Gilmour Street, which is just one mile from the terminal. There are eight trains an hour from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central.

Airport Lounges

SkyLounge is located in the International Pier on the 2nd Floor, and is open from 5am - 8:30pm. Servisair Lounge is also located inside the Glasgow Airport.

Major Airlines

The airport's largest tenants are British Airways and Loganair. Other major airlines using Glasgow Airport as a base include Flybe, EasyJet, Jet2, Thomas Cook Airlines, and Thomson Airways. The airport is home to the Scottish regional airline Loganair, a Flybe franchise operator.

Airport Facilities

Free wireless internet is available throughout the Glasgow Airport. A childrenís play area and a prayer room are located into the Glasgow Airport. †

Car Parking

There are several parking options at Glasgow Airport. Fast Track is available on Level 2 of Car Park 2. Fast Track parking is connected to the terminal via a covered walkway. Fast Track parking costs £28.50 for one day. Glasgow Airport Short Stay parking is located in Car Parks 1 and 3 and Multi-Level Car Park 2. Short Stay parking in Car Park 1 and 3 rates range from £2 for 20 minutes and £22 for one day. Short term parking in the Multi-Level Car Park 2 rates range from £1.50 for 10 minutes and £22 for one day. Long Stay Parking is connected to the terminal via a courtesy shuttle. Long term parking costs £17.00 for one day.

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Larnaca Thomas Cook $326
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