After 18 months of building work and a £31 million investment from airport operator BAA, Glasgow airport has opened its newly completed terminal extension to passengers.
Following the opening to passengers in the early hours of October 28, the new Skyhub at Glasgow airport will now see all departing passengers passing through its state of the art security search area which is one of the largest in the UK. The search area forms the centrepiece of the new, 40,000 square metres, extension which also houses a new UK arrivals hall, bars, restaurants, shops and more seating capacity.
With all the new bars, restaurants and shops, the re-development of the terminal is expected to have created up to 250 new retail jobs by the spring of 2009. There are further improvements planned as par of the final phase in the development and work is underway on upgrading and refurbishing the existing terminal building to offer new fashion stores, catering facilities and more seating.
Upon the opening of the extension, Managing Director of Glasgow airport, Amanda McMillan stated: "This is an exciting day for Glasgow Airport, for the many thousands of staff who work here and for the hundreds of local people that will benefit from our investment and the resulting job boost.... For customers, it means a smoother journey through the airport, more space to relax and a wider choice of bars, shops and restaurants."
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