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Glasgow Airport | GLA

Search and buy flights to Glasgow Airport using the search bar above. Keep reading to discover all you need to know ahout Glasgow Airport, including its location, airlines that fly there and where they fly, facilities, runway information and how to get to the airport.

About Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport, or Glasgow International Airport (IATA: GLA) is an international airport located just outside the city of Glasgow, Scotland. The airport is currently the second-busiest airport in Scotland, and the eigth-busiest airport in the UK, with 9.9 million passengers in 2017.

The airport was built and officially opened in 1966 by Queen Elizabeth II, with the first commercial flight being a British European Airways flight from Edinburgh. In the current day, the airport serves a number of destinations in Europe, North America and the Middle East with a number of airlines having bases at the airport including Loganair, TUI Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Jet2 and easyJet.

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Glasgow Airport Location

The airport is located in Paisley, Renfrewshire, which is found nearly 10 miles west of Glasgow city centre. See the airport's exact location on the map below:




Facilities Include:

Free 1 hour WiFi

Baby Changing Facilities

Children's Play Area

Food and Drink concessions


Luggage storage and wrapping

Dry Cleaning

Mobile charging points


Interfaith prayer and meditation room

Lounges Include:

Upperdeck Lounge: This airport lounge offers passengers alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, with WiFi, TVs, Magazines and Newspapers to keep you entertained. There is also a game room and children's play area to keep young travellers entertained whilst waiting for flights.

Book Lounge Passes for Glasgow Airport

Did you know that you can buy lounge passes for Glasgow Airport with Alternative Airlines? You can purchase them for the UpperDeck lounge.


Direction Length (m) Length (ft) Surface
05/23 2,665 8,743 Grooved Asphalt


The airport has two terminals, the Main and Terminal 2, which are divided by the SkyHub with check-in, security and duty-free shopping. There are three piers; West, Central and East.


Airlines that fly to Glasgow Airport

Aer Lingus Regional Air Canada Rouge Air Transat BH Air
Blue Air British Airways Delta Air Lines easyJet
Emirates Flybe Icelandair
KLM Loganair Lufthansa Ryanair
Thomas Cook Airlines TUI Airways United Airlines Virgin Atlantic
WestJet Wizz Air    

Top Destinations

Popular Domestic and International Destinations

The following table contains information and data taken from 2018 data on the busiest routes to and from Glasgow.

Rank Airport Passengers Airlines
1 London Heathrow 911,191 British Airways
2 London Gatwick 620,383 British Airways, easyJet
3 Dublin 494,340 Aer Lingus Regional, Ryanair
4 Dubai - International 455,037 Emirates
5 London Stansted 432,349 easyJet
6 Amsterdam 418,067 easyJet, KLM
7 Bristol 312,051 easyJet
8 Alicante 296,363 British Airways, easyJet, Jet2, Ryanair, TUI
9 Belfast International 291,253 easyJet
10 London Luton 243,728 easyJet
11 Birmingham 234,522 easyJet, Flybe
12 Málaga 231,524 easyJet, Jet2, Ryanair, TUI
13 London City 230,223 British Airways
14 Tenerife - South 226,515 Jet2, Thomas Cook, TUI
15 Palma de Mallorca 206,673 British Airways, easyJet, Jet2, Thomas Cook, TUI
16 Southampton 186,325 Flybe
17 Berlin–Schönefeld 179,862 easyJet
18 Lanzarote 179,862 Jet2, Thomas Cook, TUI
19 Belfast-City 148,985 Flybe
20 Toronto-Pearson 137,736 Air Canada Route, Air Transat


How to get to Glasgow Airport


By Road

The airport is located off the M8 via Junction 28 from the East, or Junction 29 when coming from the West. There is a range of parking solutions to suit everyone.

By Public Transport

There is a range of buses which connect the airport to the city of Glasgow and further afield. There is also the Paisley Gilmour Streer which connects the airport to the local rail services.

By Rental Car

Companies such as Alamo, Avis, Budget and Enterprise all operate rental car services from the airport.

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