Friday 18th of July 2014
The Car Hire Glasgow Airport team are pleased the new airport facilities have been given the Sir Chris Hoy approval.
The new upgrade at Glasgow Airport ahead of the Commonwealth Games has been given top marks from cyclist Sir Chris Hoy. The Olympic champion was part of the official opening of the new-look international arrivals area. There has been £17 million spent on renovations, including extensive improvements to the check-in area.
Sir Chris said “It has been a real pleasure to visit Glasgow Airport to officially open the new international arrival area. The airport is looking in great condition, and it is clear that a huge amount of time, energy and resources have been put into developing the terminal building. The new international arrivals area will be the first taste of the city that athletes and visitors experience and I am confident that Glasgow Airport will ensure that it will be a welcome gateway.”
The investment will also have benefits long after the Games are finished and moved on to the Gold Coast City in Queensland, Australia for 2018.
Glasgow Airport boss Amanda McMillan said, “Our £17m investment represented one of the most significant and comprehensive upgrades to the airport since it was first opened in 1966. We are absolutely thrilled with the end result, which has truly transformed the entire look and feel of the airport. As the gateway to the Games, it was extremely important to us that we were able to provide a positive and welcoming first impression of the city and Scotland. I believe we have achieved that and we have delivered a facility that everyone associated with the airport can be proud of.”