Flights from Glasgow International

Glasgow International Airport and formerly Glasgow Abbotsinch Airport is an international airport in Scotland. It is located six nautical miles (11 kilometres; 6.9 miles) west of Glasgow city centre. The airport is owned by AGS Airports and operated by Glasgow Airport Limited. Its largest tenants are British Airways and Loganair (currently franchising using Flybe), with the latter using it as a hub. It is also the hub of Flybe, EasyJet, Jet2, Thomas Cook Airlines, and Thomson Airways. The airport handled more than 7.7 million passengers in 2014, making it the second busiest in Scotland, after Edinburgh Airport, and the eighth busiest airport in the United Kingdom. Glasgow Airport is the main airport that serves the Greater Glasgow conurbation and is the principal transatlantic and direct long-haul entry airport into the country.

Where to go

Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland and is historically important, being the main industrial centre of Scotland. It is also the second Scottish city to join the UNESCO Creative Cities initiative when it was named as a UNESCO City of Music (joining Bologna and Seville). Glasgow boasts stunning architecture, home to Victorian and Edwardian buildings that have lavish interiors and spectacular carved stonework. Some examples of these are Glasgow Cathedral (Gothic), City Chambers (Italian Renaissance), Glasgow Cross, St Enoch Subway Station, Glasgow Central Station, Willow Tea Rooms, Glasgow School of Art, Mitchell Library, Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow University, Glasgow University, Scotland Street School, and more. When it comes to museums and art galleries, trust that there’s plenty to visit in the city. Some of these are the Burrell Collection, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Police Museum, Glasgow Science Centre, Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Less than three hours from Glasgow Airport is Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. If you wish to cover plenty of the city’s famous sights, it’s best to start in Castle Hill on the Buda side, located downtown Pest and along the riverside walkways. Visit the Royal Palace, the hill’s most popular attraction; National Gallery; the Fisherman's Bastion, which has impressive views across the Danube to Pest; Matthias Church, a neo-gothic church crowning Budapest's cityscape; Lions’ Courtyard; Hunyadi Garden; and Savoyai Terrace. Located Downtown are administrative and business buildings and structures in the city, and is also the administrative and business centre of Hungary. One will find here the Parliament Building, St. Stephen's Basilica, Great Synagogue and the Jewish Museum, and Jewish Quarter and Jewish Heritage Walking Tours in Budapest. On the Buda side are Aquincum, the Gellért hill cave, Gül Baba Türbéje, Kassák Museum, Kiscelli Museum, Memento Park, and Victor Vasarely Museum.

About eight hours from Glasgow is Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. See Old Dubai’s more traditional sights, including Al Ahmadiya School, the first school in the city-state; Bastakiya District, home to many reconstructed buildings in the traditional style; Dubai Museum, for those who are interested in the social history of the Emirate; Jumeirah Mosque, the largest mosque in the city and is a wonderful example of Islamic architecture; Shindagha District; and a number of souks. Modern Dubai, on the other hand, is home to the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest structure; the Dubai Fountain; Burj al-Arab hotel; Dubai Marina; and Palm Islands.

How to get out

Glasgow International Airport is served by numerous airlines that fly to domestic and international destinations. Some of them are Air Transat, Air Malta, British Airways, easyJet, Emirates, Flybe, Icelandair,, KLM, Lufthansa, Onur Air, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and Wizz Air, among others.

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