Glasgow Airport closed its Terminal 2 on November 17 for the remainder of the 2009/10 winter schedule in a bid to save £300,000. The facility is expected to reopen on April 1, 2010. Customer Service Director Derek Provan explained: “The decision to close T2 for a short period is the right one for Glasgow Airport and its airlines. This is simply a matter of good housekeeping. T2 is little used during the quiet winter months. It makes economic sense to close it over the winter to reduce costs.”
The move did cause some problems with one of the airport’s largest carrier, easyJet. The airline was asked to transfer its operations to the main terminal and then return to T2 for the summer 2010 season. However, the Luton-based carrier has said it wants to remain in the main terminal. The airport’s management team initially rejected this but now says it is in the process of reviewing the overall situation.