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Glasgow Airport Through Time by Rob Bowater

By Rob Bowater

The background of Glasgow Airport is going again to 1932, whilst the current web site at Abbotsinch was once opened after which occupied by way of 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron in early 1933. In 1940 Abbotsinch hosted a joint RAF/RN torpedo education unit and in 1943 the positioning turned a Royal army base, HMS Sanderling. In 1963, the Royal military left Abbotsinch and Glasgow company took over the positioning, having made up our minds new airport for town was once wanted. On 2 may perhaps 1966, the 1st flight arrived at Glasgow Airport. besides the fact that, because the executive had dedicated to re-building Prestwick Airport, the hot Glasgow Airport was once in simple terms allowed to deal with family and ecu flights, the remaining dealing with Prestwick. within the past due Nineteen Eighties BAA offered Prestwick and the limitations on Glasgow have been lifted; in 1989 it turned Glasgow foreign Airport and was once vastly redeveloped. even though extra improvement is specific, Glasgow is now the UK's fourth biggest airport.

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