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The October opening of Glasgow airport's terminal extension was the culmination of 18 months' work and £31 million of investment.

State of the art facilities, bigger and better shops and improved security are the prime components of the 4,000 square metre extension, which also provides covered walkway access to the adjacent second terminal.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: "This is an exciting day for Glasgow airport, for the many thousands of staff who work here, and for the hundreds of local people who will benefit from our investment and the resulting jobs boost.

"The opening of our new terminal extension is an important milestone in the ongoing transformation of Glasgow's airport. For passengers, it means a smoother journey through the airport, more space to relax and a wider choice of bars, shops and restaurants.

"This project is part of a planned £200 million, ten-year investment by BAA Glasgow, and is the first of many major developments planned at Glasgow airport, including the new rail link and a second international pier."

Designed by architects 3D Reid, the new building also features a revolutionary translucent cladding system called Kalwall, whose highly-insulated material absorbs daylight, allowing natural light to flood the terminal and reducing the need for artificial lighting and heating.

Travellers flying from Glasgow Airport may choose to complement their holiday by adding an overnight airport hotel stay before flying. With Holiday Extras®, customers can choose from a wide range of nearby hotels such as the Glasgow Ramada Hotel.

Just 500 metres from the airport, this popular 4-star hotel offers excellent standards of service and accommodation, and will make the perfect base to enjoy a relaxing night's sleep before your flight.

Room at the Glasgow Ramada Hotel with up to eight days' holiday parking from £139.00*

*Please note: This price is correct for bookings searched on October 20, 2015. Prices are subject to change. Book the Glasgow Ramada Hotel in advance to get the best price and availability.