Glasgow International Airport

Overview summary

Formerly known as Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow International is one of Scotland’s busiest Airports, and serves as the most popular destination for transatlantic and long haul flights into the country. The longest runway (8743ft) can accommodate long range private jets.

There is one dedicated private jet FBO ensuring that your aircraft charter runs smoothly and professionally.

For private jet charter from Glasgow International Airport call PrivateFly on +44 (0)20 7100 6960 (24 hours).

History

In 1932, the Airport site was used primarily by the RAF 602 squadron. Between May and October of 1939, this squadron flew the Supermarine Spitfire.

During the early 1960’s Glasgow decided the city required a new Airport, and thus Glasgow was opened with the first commercial flight landing in May 1966. During this time Glasgow Prestwick had a monopoly on international flights, however this was later overturned and Prestwick has since been relegated to the City’s second airport, behind Glasgow International.

Today, there are plans to invest approximately £290 million over a 25 year period, in a hope to treble annual passenger numbers.

Landing at Glasgow International Airport

Location

Glasgow Airport is located just 7 miles west of the city centre, near the town of Paisley. Travelling by car, the city is accessible within 15 minutes.

Steeped in 18th century architecture, there is always plenty to see in Glasgow, with an abundance of museums and art galleries. For the aviation enthusiasts, the Kelvingrove museum is home to an impressively restored Spitfire. Golf fans will not be disappointed either, with great scenery and some world class courses in close range.

Facts

Airport codes: EGPF/GLA
Latitude: 55°52'19"N
Longitude: 004°25'59"W
Elevation: 26 ft
Runway 1 - Direction: 05/23 Length: 2665m (8743ft)
Runway 2 - Direction: 10/28 Length: 1104m (3622ft)