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Glasgow Airport Code GLA

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Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 55°52'18"N / -4°-25'-59"W


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Station ID: EGPF
Observation Time: 03/06/2021 11:46 am

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About Glasgow Airport Code

Glasgow Airport Code is GLA. This airport derives its IATA code (GLA) from Glasgow city in Scotland. Its elevation above sea level is 8 meters. 

About Glasgow Airport (GLA)

Glasgow Airport (GLA) is also known as Glasgow International Airport (GLA) as well as Abbotsinch Airport (GLA). It is regarded as the United Kingdom’s 9th busiest airport with passenger traffic of nearly 9 million annually.

This facility is a hub for British Airways, easyJet, and Loganair. 

Glasgow Airport (GLA) Runway

Glasgow Airport (GLA) is serviced by a single runway: 

05/23 2,665 m grooved/asphalt 

This runway handles aircraft movements of 86,226  annually. 

Glasgow Airport (GLA) Terminal

Glasgow Airport (GLA) features two terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. 

Terminal 1 

Terminal 1 is also known as Main Terminal. This facility handles all flight operations. 

Terminal 2 

This terminal is smaller than the Main Terminal at Glasgow Airport (GLA). It handles only low cost airlines. 

These facilities has the following services and amenities: 

Shops, restaurants and bars, post-office, and ATMs among others. 

Nearest Airports to Glasgow Airport (GLA)

  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport 35 km 
  • Edinburgh Airport 39 km
  • George Best Belfast City Airport 131 km
  • Belfast International Airport 141 km
  • Aberdeen International Airport 150 km 

Major Airlines Operating from Glasgow Airport (GLA)

  • Air Lingus Regional
  • Air Canada Rouge
  • Air Transat
  • BH Air
  • Blue Air
  • British Airways
  • Corendon Airlines 
  • easyJet
  • Emirates
  • Icelandair 
  • Jet2.com
  • KLM
  • Loganair
  • Lufthansa
  • Ryanair

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
05-23 8,720 ft 151 ft Asphalt Yes
09-27 3,622 ft 151 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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