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Glasgow Airport Expansion

Work on expanding BAA Glasgow will begin later this month in what is the largest single investment by the airport operator for a generation and is expected to take 18 months to complete.

Known as Skyhub, the £30 million project will provide additional seating capacity on the ground floor with new retail and catering facilities on the first floor along with a new purpose built security search area. All passengers will pass through the new security area. BAA aims to increase capacity in the terminal, offer passengers a wider choice of shops, bars and restaurants and, importantly, reduce security waiting times.

The new security search area will have capacity for up to 14 x-ray machines. The new facility will replace the existing three security zones at Glasgow Airport which will later be converted for use as retail units, lounges and other facilities to improve the passenger experience.

Gordon Dewar, managing director of Glasgow Airport states that the aim of the expansion "ultimately, will be to reduce the amount of time passengers wait in security lines and, in the process, deliver a better customer experience."

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