Emirates celebrates 20 years at Glasgow Airport Emirates today celebrated two decades of flying to and from Glasgow Airport. In the 20 years since its inaugural flight on 10 April 2004, Emirates has carried over 5.62 million passengers on 18,990 roundtrip flights to and from Dubai, connecting travellers and businesses in the region with its expansive global network. To mark the significant 20-year milestone, Emirates flight EK027, served by its iconic A380, arrived at Glasgow Airport’s stand 30, home to Scotland’s only triple airbridge, with a celebration including a Bagpiper. Emirates operations from Glasgow have made a significant contribution to the local economy, facilitating inbound tourism, creating thousands of jobs, as well...
Pioneering simulations pave the way for routine drone flights in the UK The prospect of remotely piloted drones operating in and out of some of the UK’s busiest airports has taken a step closer to reality following a series of pioneering simulations by Project CAELUS and the air traffic management service, NATS. The simulations, run at NATS’ head office in Hampshire, demonstrated how drones could be seamlessly integrated alongside other air traffic at a busy airport. This included drone operators filing flight plans, flying in and out of the airport and being safely deconflicted with other aircraft. The leading work forms part of Project CAELUS, a UKRI industry collaboration of 16 partners including AGS Airports, University of...
Glasgow Airport's FlightPath Fund to deliver over £120,000 in 2024 to support local communities The FlightPath Fund is making more than £120,000 available this year to help support community groups, charities and sustainability-themed projects local to Glasgow Airport. The Fund’s committee is once again urging neighbouring groups and organisations to submit applications and is also keen to support sustainability-themed projects aimed at improving the environment in the communities local to the airport. An awards package of £120,000 is available in 2024 to projects and groups of all sizes based in each of the four local authorities supported by Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund – Renfrewshire, the northwest area of Glasgow, East...
Glasgow-based Tinderbox to pop up at airport Coffee specialists Tinderbox Espresso Bar is to open at Glasgow Airport next spring. The Glasgow-based company will open what will be its eighth store and will bring with it 10 new jobs. Tinderbox will offer a grab-and-go coffee service and catering service from the former Swarovski store in the main departure lounge from April onwards during the busy spring and summer peak periods. Craig Norton, Glasgow Airport’s Retail Manager, said: “We are forecasting a considerable increase in passenger numbers next year and are keen to ensure we have plenty of catering options available. “The airport is well-served in terms of places where passengers can get their caffeine boost with retailers such...
easyJet expansion to create 40 new jobs at Glasgow Airport easyJet has revealed it will base an additional aircraft at Glasgow from next summer - taking the airline's feet at the airport to six. The move comes after the airline operated its biggest-ever summer flying programme in Scotland and flew a record seven million passengers to and from Scotland in its 2023 financial year. The arrival of a sixth aircraft at its Glasgow base will enable the airline to offer customers even more choice and greater connectivity across the UK, Europe and beyond, as well as creating around 40 local job opportunities at the airport. With the addition of the sixth aircraft, easyJet expects to have nearly 300 employees based in Glasgow including...
More than 120,000 passengers expected during first week of October break Glasgow Airport is gearing up for one of its busiest periods of the year today (Thursday 12 October) as tens of thousands of holidaymakers prepare to jet off for the October holiday week. Over 120,000 people are expected to pass through the airport between today and Monday 16 October with many flying out to popular sunspots in the Canary Islands, southern Spain, Turkey, Cyprus, Portugal, Cancun and Dubai. Destinations such as Rome, Reykjavik, Barcelona, Porto, Lisbon, Dubrovnik and Krakow are set to be popular destinations for passengers keen on sightseeing and enjoying a city break. In anticipation of the busy period ahead, the airport and its airline partners...
Wizz Air announces two routes from Glasgow Wizz Air, Europe's fastest-growing and most environmentally sustainable airline globally*, today announces it is launching flights to Budapest and Bucharest from Glasgow, which previously departed from Edinburgh. The routes will take off from Glasgow in November and replace the services from Edinburgh the same week. There will be two flights per week for both destinations. This increases Wizz Air’s frequency from Glasgow Airport to 4 flights per week. The new flights to Budapest and Bucharest will give Glasgow-based travellers the opportunity to explore the historical European cities just in time for sensational Christmas markets and festivities. The popular cities are perfect for all...
Jet2 announce new route to stunning Verona for Summer 2024 Jet2 will add a new direct service to the beautiful city of Verona to the airline’s Summer 24 programme from Glasgow Airport. The airline has responded to demand from customers and independent travel agents by adding flights, city breaks and holidays to the famous Italian city, which also gives customers access to the incredible Lake Garda. From 8th May through to 25th September, the companies will operate weekly Wednesday services to Verona, famed as the setting for Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliette. Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “As well as looking forward to a busy Summer 23, we are also seeing lots of customers want to book ahead...
FlightPath Fund buys life-saving kit for local first responder group The FlightPath Fund has awarded £800 to help community first responder volunteers buy life-saving equipment. The award made to Milngavie Community First Responders was used to purchase a training defibrillator. All Milngavie Community First Responders are volunteers and are trained by the Scottish Ambulance Service to attend specific 999 calls in the local community in the crucial minutes before an ambulance arrives. Their role is to help stabilise a patient and provide the appropriate care until the more highly skilled ambulance crew arrives on scene to take over the treatment. One of the team’s key roles is in dealing with cardiac arrests, where first responders can...

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