SUMMER 2009


                                                                                       Airport staff
                                                                                       honoured for
                                                                                       Two Glasgow Airport staff have been
                                                                                       honoured for their service to the community
                                                                                       in a UK wide volunteer scheme.

                                                                                                              Alan Walker, a
                                                                                                              Systems Manager
                                                                                                              from Neilston,
                                                                                                              pictured below,
                                                                                                              and Stuart White,
                                                                                                              left, the airport’s
                                                                                                              Director, were both
                                                                                       winners in the BAA I-Volunteer scheme.
                                                                                       Stuart, a Scout Leader from Fife, won
                                                                                       the award of Most Supportive Manager
INVESTING FOR THE FUTURE                                                               and donated his winnings to his local
                                                                                       scout troop. Meanwhile, Alan was named
                                                                                       runner-up in the Best Volunteering
BAA plans £12 million boost for airport                                                Individual for his work with the Neilston
                                                                                       Development Trust.
Airport operator BAA Glasgow is planning a multi-million pound investment
                                                                                       Now in its fifth year, the BAA I-Volunteer
boost for Glasgow Airport this year. BAA will invest £12 million at Glasgow
                                                                                       Awards encourage and recognise
Airport in a bid to improve the experience for passengers.                             employees who give up their free time
                                                                                       to volunteer in the community. Every
Airport Managing Director Amanda McMillan says the investment has one simple           entrant receives a donation of £200 for
aim: “We want to ensure that each and every passenger enjoys a memorable               their chosen charity, with category winners
experience as they journey through Glasgow Airport.”                                   receiving up to £5000, and second placed
                                                                                       entrants receiving £2000.
Much of the investment will focus on upgrading the terminal building, including
                                                                                       With more than 70 entries from Glasgow,
new retail facilities and extra seating capacity. A new fashion retail zone, the
                                                                                       airport staff have raised almost £22,000
centrepiece of the airport’s new look departure lounge, will open in the autumn,       for good causes.
offering 11 new stores from a range of popular high street and international
fashion brands. “This investment not only enhances the look and feel of the
airport, but also provides welcome employment for local people”, said Amanda.

                                   Going for gold
                                   More than 2,000 children took part in this year’s
                                   Glasgow Youth Games, sponsored by Glasgow           Alan Walker, left, with Amanda McMillan, and event
                                   Airport. See back page.                             host Martyn Lewis.
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    Welcome                                                           Airport to map
    Earlier this year, the Competition
    Commission ended a two year
                                                                      carbon footprint
    inquiry into BAA’s ownership of
    UK airports. The Commission
    announced in March that BAA
    should sell Gatwick and Stansted
    airports in the south, and either
    Edinburgh or Glasgow airports.

    The report has prompted speculation around which airport
    will be sold. The reality is that neither Edinburgh nor Glasgow
    airports are for sale. BAA is currently appealing against the
    Commission’s findings, and our appeal will be heard later this
    year. In the meantime, it is very much business as usual at       An ambitious plan to map Glasgow Airport’s carbon footprint for
    Glasgow Airport.                                                  the first time is underway. The comprehensive study will include
                                                                      emissions over which the airport has direct control, including
    However, there’s no doubt that the recession has affected         emissions from operational vehicles, electricity consumption across
    passenger numbers at Glasgow Airport, as it has at almost         the airport campus, and waste and water treatment. However, the
    every major airport in the UK.                                    study will also measure the impact of the thousands of private and
                                                                      public transport vehicles that access the airport every day, as well
    Nevertheless, we’re confident that our commitment to
                                                                      as the emissions generated by aircraft on the ground, taking off
    customer service, and the substantial capital investment we are
    making at Glasgow Airport, worth £12 million this year alone,     and landing. Airlines monitor ‘in flight’ emissions separately.
    will see us through these difficult times.
                                                                      Environment Manager Victoria Colling said: “This guide will, for
    As a responsible employer, Glasgow Airport is fully committed     the first time ever, allow us to assess the direct impact of Glasgow
    to building and strengthening ties with the local community,      Airport on carbon emissions. The airline industry has worked hard
    and to ensuring that our neighbours benefit from the success      to reduce ‘in flight’ emissions. Now, the onus is on us to address
    of Glasgow Airport. As someone who grew up near Glasgow           our own impacts. It’s a challenge we take very seriously.”
    Airport, it’s a commitment I take seriously.

    So, in the past year our community trust funds have
    donated over £150,000 to local charities and community
    projects throughout the Renfrewshire, Glasgow and West
    Dunbartonshire areas, making a real difference to our local

    If you’d like to find out more about how Glasgow Airport can
    make a difference to your community, email

    Amanda McMillan
    Managing Director, Glasgow Airport

                                                                      Puppy power: Lorraine (centre) with her friends from Guide Dogs for the Blind.

    Public to have say on                                             Guide dogs are a
    aircraft noise                                                    howling success
    A public consultation is to be launched later in the year in a
    bid to gauge community views about aircraft noise. Glasgow        Glasgow Airport was the venue for a howling weekend of fun and
    Airport already meets its statutory requirements in terms of      fundraising as a pack of young pups entertained holidaymakers,
    noise management – the airport has adopted day and night          visitors and staff.
    time noise limits in place at larger airports such as Gatwick
                                                                      The cute pups were highlighting an important cause by raising
    and Heathrow, for example – but airport bosses have pledged
                                                                      money for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Guide-dogs have been
    to introduce further measures to manage noise impacts.
                                                                      making a huge difference to the lives of the blind and visually
    The pledge to hold a public consultation was outlined in the
    Glasgow Airport noise action plan, published earlier this year.   impaired for over 75 years, and holiday makers gave generously to
                                                                      support this important cause. In just over four hours, kind hearted
    Local residents concerned about aircraft noise can                travellers and airport staff had donated over £1750.
    contact Glasgow Airport using the freephone number
    0800 013 2429. Visit for                 The fundraising effort was organised by Lorraine Gribben, a
    more details.                                                     sergeant with Strathclyde Police, based at Glasgow Airport.

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                                                               Birthday boost
                                                               Former Scotland Rugby star Gavin Hastings and sports presenter
                                                               Dougie Donnelly were among the guests at a birthday celebration
                                                               to mark Emirates’ fifth anniversary at Glasgow Airport. Since its
                                                               launch, over 300,000 overseas visitors from destinations throughout
                                                               Emirates’ global network have used the service to visit Scotland,
                                                               contributing over £140 million to Scotland’s economy.
                                                               Discover more about Emirates at
                                                               Flying high - Amanda McMillan and Laurie Berryman from Emirates celebrate with
                                                               Dougie Donnelly and Gavin Hastings.

 Walk in the wild                                              Bring me sunshine
 Did you know that less than a mile from the runway            One of Scotland’s fastest growing holiday operators has launched
 at Glasgow Airport lies Paisley Moss, a unique natural        a recession busting summer programme, offering a wider choice of
 environment open to the local community?                      flights for local holiday makers.

 The Moss, situated in the south-west corner of the airport    Teleticket Scotland is adding extra flights from Glasgow to destinations
 near to the St James Interchange, is designated as a Local    across Spain, the Canary Isles, Cyprus and Turkey. From October, the
 Nature Reserve and contains ponds, mossy marshes, reeds       company will also launch new flights to Alicante, Faro, Palma and
 and sedge beds supporting hundreds of different animals       Sharm el Shiekh. Book your seats at
 and plants.                                                   Don’t miss your chance to win two
                                                               flights to Tenerife, courtesy of
 Paisley Moss is part owned                                    Teleticket.
 by Glasgow Airport and                                        Visit
 managed by a number of                                        for more details.
 local and national partners,
 including Scottish Natural
 Heritage and Renfrewshire
 Council, the Scottish                                         Sharmin’
 Ornithologists’ Club and
 Glasgow Airport.                                              Scottish low fares airline flyglobespan is set to launch new winter
                                                               flights to the luxury Egyptian resort of Sharm el Sheikh.
 The reserve is open to the
                                                               Weekly flights will operate every Saturday from 7 November, and
 public throughout the year                                    passengers can also book accommodation and hotel transfers.
 via a cycle track, and a
 boardwalk gives access to                                     Sharm el Sheikh is one of the most popular resorts in Egypt, and an
 part of the site.                                             ideal location for value for money family holidays, romantic breaks and
                                                               adventure trips. Book your sunshine holiday at

Out of this world                                              Where do you
One of Scotland’s longest serving airlines is returning to
Glasgow this autumn, after a short absence.
                                                               want to fly?
Icelandair is to resume twice weekly flights from Glasgow to
Reykjavik from 27 August, with the schedule increasing to      Glasgow Airport has produced a new
four flights a week from 25 September.                         summer flight guide, with up to date flight
                                                               information and helpful hints to make your
With its world class restaurants, boutique fashion stores,     holiday more enjoyable.
lively nightlife and outstanding natural attractions, the
world’s most northerly capital city is one of the must see     The pocket guide includes information on how to get to the airport,
destinations of 2009.                                          where to check-in and how to prepare for security. You’ll also find
                                                               contact information for Glasgow’s leading airlines and holiday
The new schedule also offers improved connections to           operators and a pull out guide to the worldwide destinations served
Icelandair’s US network, which includes Boston, New York,      from Glasgow Airport.
Washington and Seattle. Flights will operate on Mondays,
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays through until May 2010.      You can download your copy of the Glasgow Airport summer flight
                                                               guide at
Check out for more details.

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                                                                   Airport backs winning
                                                                   Paisley team
                                                                   St Peter’s Boys Club in Glenburn, Paisley, were overjoyed to receive
                                                                   £1200 from Glasgow Airport. The cash injection was used to
                                                                   purchase much needed strips and tracksuits for their under 13’s
                                                                   football team.

                                                                   Robert Clark, club secretary said: “It’s a great boost to the team
                                                                   to receive this new kit. The boys are absolutely delighted with
                                                                   their new strips and went on to win a tournament in Preston the
                                                                   first time they wore them. I would like to say a big thank you to
                                                                   Glasgow Airport for their generous donation.”

                                                                   The team is pictured with local MSP Stuart McMillan.

Game for Sport                                                     Church set for makeover
This year’s Glasgow Youth Games got off to a flying start as
more than 2,000 local primary school children took part in the
largest multi sports event for children and young people in the
city. Sponsored by Glasgow Airport, the Youth Games was first
established in 1996 and has become a stepping stone to athletic
achievement for the city’s sporting talent. The secondary school
games will take place at venues across the city in September.

                                                                   Community boost: Rev Ian Bell (left) and Anne Hamilton (right) with
                                                                   Amanda McMillan and Cllr Nicolson

                                                                   Local church goers can look forward to a new look for their
                                                                   community church thanks to a £10,000 donation from
                                                                   Glasgow Airport.

                                                                   Earlier this year, Erskine Parish Church began a fundraising
                                                                   campaign to help pay for repairs to the exterior of the church.
                                                                   Glasgow Airport agreed to meet the entire cost of the project,
                                                                   allowing work to start this summer.

                                                                   Renfrewshire Councillor Iain Nicolson, pictured, who represents
                                                                   Erskine and Inchinnan, said: “I am delighted that Glasgow Airport
                                                                   is once again demonstrating its long standing commitment
                                                                   towards projects within our local communities.”

Your community airport                                                 Glasgow Airport’s community investment is carefully focused
Glasgow Airport is committed to supporting good causes within          on three key areas – education, environment and sport – and
the local community. Here are just some of the local projects          targeted in areas close to the airport flightpath where our
that have received funding from Glasgow Airport and the BAA            skills, resources and effort complement and add value to the
Communities Trust.                                                     local community.

•    Celtic Connection Festival 2010 Education Programme -
     £3500                                                             Apply for funding
•    Renfrew Town Sea Scouts - £2000
•    Linnvale Community Bus - £1000                                    It has never been easier to apply to Glasgow Airport for
                                                                       funding. Application forms are now available online:
•    Clydebank Rugby Club - £1750
•    Gleniffer Thistle, Paisley - £2500                      
•    The Children’s Safety Education Foundation - £1500                or contact Sharon Morrison on 0141 848 4737.
•    Whitecrook Gala Day - £3175

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