Glasgow Airport in Scotland was officially named UK Airport of Year at the 2015 National Transport Awards, which were held at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel, London, on October 8, 2015.
The airport was recognized for its continued efforts in growing passenger numbers, securing new routes and its commitment to customer service. In 2015, Glasgow Airport secured 26 new routes and services. It also recorded growing passenger numbers every month since November 2014. The award follows Glasgow’s success at claiming the title of Scottish Airport of the Year in June 2015.
Over the course of the past 18 months, Glasgow Airport has invested over £25m (US$38.5m) in terminal redevelopment works. This included a major refurbishment of international arrivals and the £3.5m (US$5.4m) extension of its east pier, allowing the airport to accommodate an additional 750,000 passengers per year.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said, “To have been named both Scottish and UK Airport of the Year is a tremendous honor and it is an achievement the 5,000 people who work at Glasgow Airport can be proud of.
“Together, we have continued to build on the success of 2014 by adding further new routes which has translated into consistent passenger growth. We have also made a significant investment in enhancing our facilities for passengers but the most pleasing aspect has been our operational performance. Despite securing an additional one million passengers, 99.4% of passengers have passed through security in less than 10 minutes during 2015. This award really is testament to the efforts of the entire airport campus.”
The National Transport Awards is now in its 15th year and recognizes organizations that have contributed to the successful development of the UK’s transport infrastructure.