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Glasgow Airport gearing up for festive rush

There has also been preparations at Car Hire Glasgow Airport with manager Ricky making sure all bookings are correct and cars ready for the festive hires.

Preparations are well under way at Glasgow Airport for the busiest festive period in six years as more than 220,000 people are expected to be passing through the airport during the next two weeks. Many are leaving for some winter sun abroad to escape the cold chill in the UK.

Others who live and work elsewhere in the UK or overseas will be making their way home to celebrate Christmas and New Year with friends and family. Some of the most popular destinations are Dubai, New York and the Canary Islands.

Airport bosses have advised travellers to put wrapped Christmas presents in their hold luggage as wrapped gifts may be opened during the security screening process.

Ronald Leitch, head of terminal and security operations, added “The festive period is always a special time at the airport. Many of our passengers are returning home to spend the holidays with friends and family, so there can be a lot of emotion as loved ones are re-united. To ensure our customers’ journey through the airport is enjoyable, we would encourage anyone travelling with Christmas presents to take a few moments before they leave home to double check any liquids they may have are properly packed and within the 100ml limits. If anyone is planning to take any presents on their flight, we’d recommend they pack them in their hold luggage as this will help reduce waiting times at security.”

It came after the airport announced its managing director Amanda McMillan will become chief executive of the new AGS Airports Limited in a shake-up. The company was launched to invest in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports.

Ms McMillan said “This is a great opportunity at a very exciting time in the development of our airports. In addition to continuing as managing director of Glasgow Airport, my role will be to support the new owners and local management, while allowing the airports to operate individually.”