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BAA pledges further investment at Glasgow Airport

BAA pledges further investment at Glasgow Airport

Airport operator BAA has pledged to upgrade facilities at Glasgow Airport as the city prepares to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The announcement came after Scottish first minister Alex Salmond opened the airport’s new security search area – part of the airport’s initial £31 million terminal expansion.

Speaking at the opening, Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said that BAA would "continue to invest" in the airport over the next ten years.

"We will continue to invest at Glasgow Airport, building an airport that meets the future transport needs of Scotland’s largest city and the west of Scotland," she said.

A multi-million pound investment package will allow the facilities at the airport to be upgraded or refurbished ahead of the games in six years’ time.

Over 300,000 passengers have passed through the airport’s new search area since it opened to passengers at the end of October.

Glasgow is Scotland’s second-largest airport. It handled 8,795,727 passengers in 2007 and became the first airport in Scotland to handle over one million passengers a month in July 2004.