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Rail link needed to boost success at Glasgow Airport

Car Hire Glasgow Airport staff would be delighted to have further transport links heading into the city.

For Glasgow Airport to grow further, a range of transport options are needed to and from the city centre.

Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael visited the airport with Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson and Renfrewshire leader Mark Macmillan to see recent improvements and discuss future plans.

The City Deal, approved last year, provides Glasgow and surrounding councils with £1.13 billion to invest in projects that will create jobs and provide long-term infrastructure.

A rail link to the airport is one of the key projects that will be funded by the city deal cash. The UK Government pledged £500 million which was matched by the Scottish Government with the rest coming from the councils.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said “Glasgow is Scotland’s economic powerhouse and the City Deal presents a fantastic opportunity to deliver a real step change in terms of improving infrastructure, strengthening our economy and bolstering the labour market. Convenient and reliable access by a range of modes of transport is of fundamental importance to the operation and success of any airport. Glasgow Airport is no different in that regard.”

The leaders visited the newly refurbished terminal building and heard the airport’s plans for increasing the number of routes served direct from Glasgow adding to the 20 new routes delivered last year.

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