Glasgow unveils 30-year plan

ACCORDING TO its Managing Director Amanda McMillan, passenger numbers at Glasgow Airport are set to recover and grow.  She was speaking at the unveiling of the airport’s 30 year development plan.  The new strategy outlines how the airport can develop to accommodate future demand – following updated forecasts produced by BAA predicting that growth will return and passenger numbers will increase to 10.04 million in 2020 and almost 16.4 million in 2040.  These figures are roughly echoed by the Department for Transport.
A £200 million capital investment programme is planned over the next ten years.  It contains a series of projects that will upgrade the terminal, provide additional aircraft stands and increase the capacity of the existing runway.  Longer term plans will see the provision of a second international pier, and a new pier to the east of the main terminal.