Amanda McMillan Managing Director Glasgow Airport

Responding to the publication of the Airports Commission’s final report Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “We welcome the findings of the Airports Commission which has unanimously backed a third runway at Heathrow. The ability of Scotland to maintain and increase its global competitiveness is dependent on having air links with established and emerging markets and Heathrow plays a hugely important role in facilitating this.

“Glasgow Airport will actively seek to secure direct links with hub airports throughout Europe and beyond. However, Scotland’s population is of a size which means it can only ever sustain a certain number of direct flights. It is for this reason we support the expansion of Heathrow, however, an expanded Heathrow must deliver further access for Glasgow and Scotland. We would call on the UK Government to act swiftly and implement the findings of the Airports Commission.”