Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport, also unofficially Glasgow International Airport (IATA: GLA, ICAO: EGPF), formerly 'Abbotsinch Airport', is an international airport in Scotland, located 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) west of Glasgow city centre. In 2015 the airport handled over 8.7 million passengers, a 12.9% annual increase, making it the second busiest in Scotland, after Edinburgh Airport, and the eighth busiest airport in the United Kingdom. It is the primary airport serving the west of Scotland and is the principal transatlantic and direct long-haul entry airport into Scotland. The airport is owned and operated by AGS Airports which also owns and operates Aberdeen and Southampton Airports. It was previously owned and operated by Heathrow Airport Holdings (formerly known as BAA). The airport's largest tenants are British Airways and Loganair (currently franchising using Flybe), the latter using it as a hub. Other major airlines using GLA as a base include Flybe, EasyJet, Jet2, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways. Glasgow Airport was first opened in 1966 and originally flights only operated to other places in the United Kingdom and Europe. The British Airports Authority (BAA) took control of the airport in 1975 and when BAA was privatised in the 1980s, Glasgow Airport began to offer flights to other places around the world, flights which previously used Glasgow Prestwick Airport, which was subsequently relegated as the city's secondary airport catering for low cost airlines, freight and charter operators.

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Glasgow

Glasgow (/ˈɡlɑːzɡoʊ, ˈɡlæ-, -s-/; Scots: Glesga; Scottish Gaelic: Glaschu [ˈkl̪ˠas̪xu]) is the largest city in Scotland, and the third largest in the United Kingdom (after London and Birmingham). Historically part of Lanarkshire, it is now one of the 32 Council Areas of Scotland. It is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are often referred to as Glaswegians. Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become the largest seaport in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century. From the 18th century the city also grew as one of Great Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies. With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded rapidly to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering; most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels. Glasgow was the "Second City of the British Empire" for much of the Victorian era and Edwardian period, although many cities argue the title was theirs. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Glasgow grew in population, reaching a peak of 1,128,473 in 1939. Comprehensive urban renewal projects in the 1960s, resulting in large-scale relocation of people to new towns and peripheral suburbs, followed by successive boundary changes, reduced the population of the City of Glasgow council area to 599,650 with 1,209,143 people living in the Greater Glasgow urban area. The entire region surrounding the conurbation covers about 2.3 million people, 41% of Scotland's population. At the 2011 census, Glasgow had a population density of 8,790/sq mi (3,390/km2), the highest of any Scottish city. Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Glasgow is also well known in the sporting world for the football rivalry of the Old Firm between Celtic and Rangers. Glasgow is also known for Glasgow patter, a distinct dialect that is noted for being difficult to understand for most.

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Direct flights from Glasgow

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Duesseldorf From $44 (Tax incl.)

  • Germanwings (4U)
  • Eurowings (EW)

Jersey From $53 (Tax incl.)

  • flybe (BE)
  • EasyJet (U2)

Dublin From $16 (Tax incl.)

  • Aer Lingus (EI)
  • Ryanair (FR)

Cork From $49 (Tax incl.)

  • Aer Lingus (EI)

London From $16 (Tax incl.)

  • Ryanair (FR)
  • EasyJet (U2)

Malaga From $25 (Tax incl.)

  • Ryanair (FR)
  • jet2.com (LS)
  • EasyJet (U2)

Alicante From $25 (Tax incl.)

  • Ryanair (FR)
  • jet2.com (LS)
  • EasyJet (U2)

Berlin From $16 (Tax incl.)

  • Ryanair (FR)
  • EasyJet (U2)

Las Palmas From $28 (Tax incl.)

  • Ryanair (FR)
  • jet2.com (LS)

Gran Canaria From $25 (Tax incl.)

  • Ryanair (FR)
  • jet2.com (LS)

Faro From $43 (Tax incl.)

  • jet2.com (LS)
  • EasyJet (U2)

Palma de Mallorca From $45 (Tax incl.)

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  • EasyJet (U2)