Glasgow Airport Gears Up for Commonwealth Games with Additional £10M Investment

Glasgow Airport has announced details of a ten million pound investment in a major makeover, in preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The money will be spent during 2013 on refurbishing and enhancing key parts of the main terminal building, including international arrivals which, for many, will be the gateway to the Games.

The airport has spent over £21 million in the past two years on capital projects designed to provide a better experience for passengers. 

Included within the latest investment is the expansion and improvement of the international arrivals area, modernisations to the main check-in hall and £1.5 million on upgrading the toilets.

Investment will also be targeted on the airfield to ensure a smooth, efficient operation and state-of-the-art energy efficient LED lighting will be installed in the airport's taxiways.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: "The eyes of the world will fall on Glasgow during 2014 and we fully recognise the important role we have to play in helping deliver a successful, memorable Commonwealth Games."

Work has been scheduled around the busy peak season, with detailed planning being carried out between now and May and the main works starting in October 2013.