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  • NEW Flights launched to Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh from Glasgow airport
  • Expanded programme to the Canaries for winter 2020
  • 10 and 11 night holidays now available to Gran Canaria
  • NEW hotels launched for winter 2020 and summer 2021 season

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2nd DECEMBER, LONDON – TUI, the world’s leading holiday company and the UK’s number one holiday provider, has announced its winter 2020 programme with the addition of new destinations in Egypt, Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh.  

 

The new flights to Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh from Glasgow for winter 2020 are on sale now, with weekly flights to Hurghada operating on a Saturday and flights to Sharm El Sheikh departing on a Wednesday, from 4th November 2020. 

 

TUI have also announced an expanded programme to the Canaries for winter 2020, with the introduction of winter flights to Fuerteventura on a Saturday and additional flights to Tenerife operating on a Sunday. 10 and 11 night holidays to Gran Canaria will now also be available for winter 2020 with the addition of a weekly flight operating every Thursday from Glasgow airport, giving holidaymakers in the region even more flexibility. 

 

RETURNING TO SHARM EL SHEIKH

 

Famous for the glistening red sea and amazing sandy beaches, customers can expect high quality hotels and the year round sun the region is known for. Four hotels including old favourites along the beautiful Red Sea coast are now on sale, with even more in the pipeline.   

 

The EXCLUSIVE 5T TUI Magic Life Sharm El Sheikh, is an old favourite, loved and enjoyed by customers who previously travelled back year after year.  The Magic Life concept resort is picture-perfect, overlooking the Straits of Tiran. There is really something for everyone at from a stylish spa, fitness gym, sporting activities and professional live entertainment. The all-inclusive beach resort has 3 swimming pools plus 4 restaurants offering delicious regional and international cuisine. 

 

The elegant EXCLUSIVE 5T Reef Oasis Blue Bay includes a beautiful private beach, a waterpark and a large outdoor infinity pool perfect for cooling down in the sun and observing the stunning views. The hotel has a fantastic location, not far from the famous Naama Bay. There is so much choice when it comes to eating out – from the onsite Italian restaurant to the pub bar which serves food 24 hours a day.

 

TUI UK&I’s Director of Aviation Planning, Karen Switzer said: “Earlier this month TUI announced its winter 2020 and summer 2021 holiday programme which has since expanded with more destinations and added flights. We are delighted that the additional flights provide holidaymakers departing from our regional airports with even more choice when deciding where to go away. With additional flying capacity and more than 1,000 hotels already on sale for summer 2021 it gives those planning ahead the opportunity to choose the most suitable airport, destination and hotel. 

 

“The customer is at the heart of everything we do and this additional growth to Egypt and the canaries from Glasgow airport demonstrates our continued commitment for people to discover their smile with us.” 

 

Paul White, Head of Aviation at Glasgow Airport, said: “TUI’s decision to introduce an additional 50,000 seats to the group’s Winter 20 Programme will deliver even greater passenger choice on some of our most popular routes. 

 

“We are really pleased to see the return of services to Hurghada and also Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt following a five-year absence. Both Red Sea-based resorts are ideal winter sun destinations and have always been hugely popular with our customers.

 

“This latest announcement is very welcome news indeed, particularly as it follows TUI’s decision last month to introduce 170,000 additional seats to its Summer 2020 season.”

Sword of Honour

Glasgow Airport has won a prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council for the third time.

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The airport was one of only 84 organisations worldwide to achieve a Sword of Honour, which is awarded to companies that have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work. 

 

In order to compete for the Sword of Honour, organisations had to achieve the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s health and safety management audit scheme in the period August 2018 – July 2019. 

 

Each organisation also demonstrated to an independent panel of experts that it had achieved excellence in health and safety management across the business. Glasgow Airport also one the Sword of Honour in 2013 and 2017.

 

Graeme Robertson, Glasgow Airport’s Health and Safety Manager, said: “We are extremely proud to receive what is now our third sword of honour as the management of the health, safety and wellbeing for our staff and customers is absolutely critical to our operations here at Glasgow Airport. 

 

“We are honoured that our efforts have been recognised once again by the British Safety Council in the form of this prestigious award. This year is even more special for us as we were joined by our sister airport at Aberdeen, which was also successful in gaining the sword of honour.”

 

Lawrence Waterman, Chairman of the British Safety Council, said: “On behalf of the board of trustees and staff of the British Safety Council I would like to congratulate Glasgow Airport on achieving the very highest standards of health, safety and environmental management.  Excellence at this level is very hard won. We are proud to have supported the airport in its achievements.”

 

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, added: “I would like to congratulate Glasgow Airport and its staff for their huge commitment to keeping their workplace safe and healthy and minimising risks to the environment from their organisations’ day-to-day activities.

 

“All of the Sword-winning organisations share a commitment and resolve in achieving the highest standards of health and safety management. We are delighted that they are partners in helping achieve our vision that no-one should be injured or made ill through their work.”   

 

This comes on the back of Glasgow Airport also being awarded the Glasgow Business Award for Healthy and Active Workplace at the Glasgow Business Awards ceremony in October.

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Additional morning service to one of Europe’s major hubs great news for business and leisure passengers  

 

Lufthansa has today (Wednesday, October 30) announced that the airline’s popular Frankfurt route will increase to a double daily service from Sunday March 29 next year.

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Operated using the one of the German flag-carrier’s modern fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft, the introduction of a morning service will increase capacity on the route by an addition 65,000 seats. 

 

The convenient times of the new morning service will also provide passengers with even greater access to one of Europe’s financial capitals as well as onward connections via the city’s hub airport to dozens of destinations across the globe via the Lufthansa network. 

 

With approximately 60% of the total passenger numbers inbound from Frankfurt, the additional service will also significantly boost tourism to Glasgow and further promote the city as a gateway to Scotland for German and connecting visitors.   

 

The flight duration for the route is two hours and 15 minutes with the following departure times:

 

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Paul White, Glasgow Airport’s Head of Aviation, said:  “Lufthansa’s decision to add a second daily rotation to the Frankfurt route is great news for Glasgow Airport and the growing number of passengers using this popular service.  

 

“The route has performed very well following its introduction last year and this move to introduce an additional morning daily service will continue to link our business and leisure passengers with two wonderful cities that share much in common.

 

“Frankfurt is one of the Lufthansa’s key international hubs and the timings of the morning service brings with it even greater connectivity to dozens of important destinations across the globe including Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.”

 

The introduction of the additional daily service strengthens Glasgow Airport’s European connectivity and enhances its links with Germany, which includes the Lufthansa-operated summer service to Munich. Other German cities served by routes from Glasgow Airport include Dusseldorf and Berlin. 

 

Andreas Koester, Lufthansa Group Senior Director of Sales in the UK, Ireland and Iceland added: “We are thrilled to announce the introduction of a second daily service from Glasgow to our Frankfurt hub, for summer 2020. 

 

“By listening to the demands of the NW consumer, the route will not only provide overnight options for business travellers but also facilitate ease of onward travel to over 177 connecting destinations. The UK is a vital market for us and we recognise the importance of reinforcing our commitment in this region and are delighted to be able to do so.”

 

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Stuart Patrick said: “We warmly welcome this investment decision by Lufthansa as a clear vote of confidence in Glasgow’s ongoing economic success. 

 

“The expansion of Lufthansa’s service from Glasgow to the international hub at Frankfurt and ongoing connections worldwide is vital to our exporting companies, while Germany itself is an important market for Glasgow and the largest economy in Europe.

 

“This double daily to Frankfurt is just the latest coup by the Glasgow Airport management team, and we should all recognise their remarkable success, especially in these uncertain times.” 

 

Denise Hill, VisitScotland Head of Engagement, said: “Germany is Scotland’s top European market for inbound tourism and the extension of Lufthansa’s service between Frankfurt and Glasgow will benefit business tourism and increase leisure tourism visits alike.  

 

“Many Germans tell us they have either dreamed of visiting Scotland or are already avowed Scotland fans. Being one of our near European neighbours, there is considerable opportunity to encourage their repeat visits, and increased capacity into Glasgow year round will make an important contribution to further unlocking this opportunity out of season as well as in.”

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  • New flights to Bodrum and Fuerteventura 
  •  Additional weekly flights introduce 10 and 11 night holidays to destinations such as Florida, Turkey and Greece
  • 170,000 extra seats go on sale today from Glasgow Airport 

 

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22 October 2019 – TUI, the UK’s largest holiday company, has announced their biggest ever holiday programme with new destinations; Bodrum (Turkey) and Fuerteventura (Spain) added to its summer 2020 programme from Glasgow Airport.

 

The new flights from Glasgow Airport will go on sale today with Bodrum flights operating on Mondays and Fuerteventura on Sundays.   

 

Sticking with its commitment of offering more flexibility and choice, TUI will also introduce new 10 and 11 night holidays to eight destinations including long haul family favourite Orlando Sanford (Florida) plus mid-haul hotspots Antalya (Turkey), Zakynthos (Greece) and more*, providing even more duration options for customers. 

 

Glasgow Airport will also see additional flying days added to TUI customer favourites Cancun (Mexico), Dalaman (Turkey), Palma (Spain), Reus-Catalonia (Spain) and Tenerife (Canaries) **, giving customers from Scotland more choice when booking next year’s summer holiday.

 

TUI UK&I’s Director of Aviation Planning, Karen Switzer said: “Earlier this month TUI announced an additional two million seats to many holiday destination favourites and today the majority of these seats go on sale for summer 2020. We are delighted that our new additions launched today provide holidaymakers departing from our regional airports with even more choice when deciding where to go next summer on holiday. The customer is at the heart of everything we do and this additional growth to some of our customer’s favourite holiday hotspots demonstrates our continued commitment for people to discover their smile with us. “

 

Paul White, Head of Aviation at Glasgow Airport, said: “TUI’s announcement today is fantastic news for Glasgow Airport and is to be commended. Given the events of recent weeks, there was clearly a need to meet the huge demand out there for some of our most popular destinations. TUI has stepped in with the introduction of a phenomenal number of seats and even more choice to a wide range of destinations, which will be welcome news for our passengers planning their 2020 holidays.”

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– Fleet of three Scottish-built BYD ADL Enviro200EV full-electric buses will operate free 24-hour passenger service to airport’s Long-Stay Car Park – 

 

Glasgow has today (Tuesday, October 8) become the first UK airport to introduce a fleet of zero-emission electric buses to its car park operation. 

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The three-strong fleet of all-electric battery buses, which were built in Scotland by Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), will replace the current diesel fleet used to shuttle passengers between the terminal and the airport’s Long-Stay Car Park.

 

This is the first time the BYD ADL Enviro200EV model has been operated anywhere in Scotland and its introduction at Glasgow Airport was made possible thanks to a £450,000 Green Bus Fund support grant from Transport Scotland.

 

Mark Johnston, Glasgow Airport’s Managing Director, said: “We are proud to be the first airport in the UK to incorporate a full-electric bus fleet into our car park operation.

 

“These state-of-the-art vehicles will play an important role in supporting our continued efforts to create a more sustainable business and will contribute significantly to help further reduce carbon emissions locally at Glasgow Airport.

 

“The environmental benefits and considerable cost reductions associated with the introduction of these electric vehicles was very attractive. 

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“Moving to a full-electric bus operation cuts the carbon emissions associated with passenger travel to and from our car park from 143 tonnes per year to zero, and this significant reduction is further supported by the fact that the airport’s electricity is also supplied via renewable energy.”

 

The launch of the airport’s new electric fleet coincides with Scotland’s Climate Week 2019. Events are being organised in schools, colleges and workplaces across the country to encourage people to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said: “I’m pleased that the Scottish Government has been able to help fund these new electric buses at Glasgow Airport which will eliminate 143 tonnes of carbon emissions from passenger travel operations.

 

“The uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles is central to meeting our climate change commitments and our goal of making Scotland’s air quality the best in Europe.

 

“At the same time, decarbonisation and the global transition towards electric mobility provides real opportunities for sustainable economic growth. We will continue to work to position Scotland at the forefront of this movement and to maximise the economic opportunities afforded through innovation – as demonstrated in this exciting joint project between ADL and BYD Europe.”

 

The introduction of the new full-electric bus fleet is one of a number of projects introduced to help reduce Glasgow Airport’s carbon footprint. Earlier this year, the airport invested £200,000 to deploy eight of petrol/electric plug-in hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 4×4 vehicles across its airfield operations. 

 

Glasgow Airport, as part of the AGS Airports Ltd group which owns and operates Aberdeen and Southampton airports, also made a commitment to Airports Council International (ACI) Europe’s NetZero2050 this month.

 

Glasgow joins 203 airports run by more than 47 operators across 24 European countries who have signed the resolution to formally commit to becoming net zero for carbon emissions by 2050.

 

A joint project between ADL and BYD Europe, the new zero-emission fleet combine BYD’s leading electric driveline and battery technology with Alexander Dennis bodies, which have been specially adapted to suit Glasgow Airport’s operational requirements.  

 

Charging infrastructure for the three buses has also been installed at the airport’s Long-Stay Car Park and the fleet will be operated by NCP. At 10.8m long, each bus has both front and rear access points, 23 seats, three-tier luggage compartments and includes wheelchair provision.  

 

Colin Robertson, ADL Chief Executive, said: “Glasgow Airport’s decision to electrify its official car park shuttles shows that battery buses have an important role to play at airports. We are delighted to have used our expertise in adapting buses to specific operational requirements on these environmentally-friendly vehicles. It is great to see Glasgow Airport leading the charge with pure electric buses.”

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A new manufacturing district in Renfrewshire which will create thousands of new jobs for the sector took a step closer today as work started on site.

The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) will be based next to Glasgow Airport and is expected to put Renfrewshire at the heart of Scotland’s manufacturing industry, estimated to create up to 6,000 jobs and boost Scotland’s manufacturing sector by £535million in GVA a year.

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Renfrewshire Council is leading the district’s development in partnership with Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise.

A 52-hectare campus at the heart of the district will house companies harnessing new technologies and accessing cutting edge research. With 1.6million square feet of available floor space, the site is already confirmed as the location for the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland and the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre.

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Work has now started on constructing the enabling infrastructure, which includes new roads, bridges, cycling routes and pedestrian walkways, funded through the £1.13 billion Glasgow City Region City Deal, jointly funded by the UK and Scottish governments.

Derek Mackay, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work joined Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron, Scottish Enterprise Chief Executive Steve Dunlop and local Inchinnan Primary School pupils at the official groundbreaking.

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Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, Derek Mackay said: “I am delighted to celebrate work starting on the new Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS).

“Building on our rich and diverse manufacturing heritage, this development will help Scotland develop the clean, green, technologically-advanced industries of the future. The first tenants of this new district will be the Scottish Government’s £65 million National Manufacturing Institute Scotland and the £56 million Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre which will both provide an attractive proposition for further inward investment.

“Manufacturing is vitally important to the Scottish economy and AMIDS, and the companies it will attract, will help realise our ambitions for Scotland to become a global leader in advanced manufacturing.”

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UK Government Minister for Scotland Colin Clark said: “I want to see the Glasgow City Region thrive as a powerhouse of economic growth.  It’s vital that we invest in the skills, industries and infrastructure that will help businesses create high-paying jobs for the future.

“The UK Government is contributing £32 million to unlock the region’s potential through the Glasgow Airport Investment Area and Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre. Across Scotland our £1.4 billion City and Growth Deals programme is helping to create opportunities and sustainable growth for generations to come.”

Renfrewshire pupils were also on hand to plant a tailor-made time capsule packed full of local manufacturing mementos together with the children’s ‘dream inventions’ – covering everything from glasses that can see emotions to a self-navigating bike.

The ground breaking also included a reception and tour of family-owned Inchinnan company Peak Scientific, who design and manufacture the world’s leading gas generators, used for laboratory analytics across a wide range of sectors including cancer research and screening newborns.

They have embraced manufacturing innovation to grow the business, now employing more than 450 employees worldwide, with major operations in North America, China and India and exporting to more than 110 countries.

Provost Cameron said: “Renfrewshire has a rich manufacturing heritage and right now 9000 people work in manufacturing roles across the region, generating more than £1billion in exports.

“The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland will provide fantastic employment opportunities and support companies of all shapes and sizes to prosper. Its success will be built on close collaboration and cooperation.

“We know that from great connectivity to a highly-skilled workforce, we have the right ingredients in Renfrewshire to deliver on its amazing potential and place Renfrewshire at the beating heart of Scottish manufacturing. I am personally very proud that new products for a new world will be made in Renfrewshire.”

Scottish Enterprise has committed £2.47million grant funding towards the project and is also providing its expertise to help shape the district masterplan, creating a high-quality environment that fosters collaboration, supports sustainability and promotes health and wellbeing, with places for work, leisure and socialising.

Scottish Enterprise Chief Executive Steve Dunlop said: “This site represents one of the most exciting and important developments for Scotland’s manufacturing community in a generation. Once completed, it will significantly enhance Scotland’s excellent worldwide reputation for attracting inward investors.

“Working collaboratively with our partners, we can help build more resilient and agile manufacturing businesses, offering high quality jobs for local people that will positively impact their communities, Renfrewshire and all of Scotland.”

The enabling infrastructure is scheduled for completion in early 2021 and will also strengthen connections to nearby Westway Park, Scotland’s largest fully enclosed industrial distribution and office park, and to Inchinnan Business Park, home to more than 30 businesses including Rolls Royce PLC, Peak Scientific and the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre.

Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Strathclyde, which is the anchor university of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland and research partner in the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre, said: “The University of Strathclyde is proud and excited to play a key role in the development of Scotland’s burgeoning manufacturing industry.

“The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland will play a hugely important role in attracting investment in research and development in the manufacturing sector and in developing and sustaining the skills required by industry. This is a pan-Scotland activity and we are enthusiastically involving universities from across the country to bring engineering and technology expertise to bear in achieving the enormous potential of AMIDS.”

Dave Tudor, Managing Director, Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre, said: “We are delighted to be part of AMIDS. The Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre promises to enhance Scotland’s reputation as a trusted centre for high value manufacturing while transforming the UK’s standing with the global pharmaceutical industry. Being at the heart of what promises to be a hub for advanced manufacturing and leading innovation is what makes AMIDS the location of choice for the centre.”

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Glasgow Airport restaurant plates up support for homeless charity

 

It was a case of daylight crockery at Glasgow Airport today (Wednesday 28 August) as big hearted bosses at one of the travel hub’s restaurants donated dozens of dining sets to a city-based starter pack charity.

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Popular airport eatery Frankie & Benny’s recently changed crockery supplier and was left with hundreds of surplus plates, bowls, saucers and cutlery – all brand new and still boxed.

Rather than simply dispose of the crockery and cutlery, the restaurant’s manager Graeme Emslie asked Glasgow Airport’s sustainability team if they knew of any way the dining sets could be put to good use.

The airport’s sustainability assurance manager Kirsty Webster said: “As a responsible business we are committed to reducing our environmental impact and being a good neighbour. We were determined not to just dispose of the cutlery sets as there were so many of them and they were brand new. Luckily, one of my colleagues told me about the charity Starter Pack Glasgow, which is based in Govan.

“The charity helps new tenants, many of whom have been previously homeless, get started with household items they may struggle to afford when moving into a new home.

“It was a win-win situation really. We were really chuffed that staff from Starter Pack Glasgow were happy to take all the items and put them to use and in doing so Glasgow Airport could further cut down on waste.”

The reuse of the Frankie & Benny’s crockery is the latest move by Kirsty and her team to reduce waste and ensure Glasgow Airport continues to build on its green credentials while also supporting local charities and organisations.

In June this year, the airport donated a surplus bus to Help the Homeless Glasgow to be transformed by the city-based charity into a mobile drop-in support unit.

Kirsty also issued more than 5000 branded reusable water bottles to staff across the airport in February to help cut down on single-use plastic. To help get the message across, she enlisted the support of anti-plastic primary school pioneering pupils the Sunnyside Ocean Defenders.

In March, the airport invested more than £200,000 to introduce an eight-strong fleet of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hybrid vehicles and charging stations to its operation.

Gavin Dunbar, general manager at Starter Packs Glasgow, said: “We are so very appreciative of the donation of crockery from Frankie and Benny’s facilitated by the folks at Glasgow Airport.

“We’re supporting 25-30 households a week currently, and with every pack containing a minimum of four place settings to help people settle into their new homes, this is a huge help to us in supporting folks making a fresh start. Thank you so much!”

 

To find out more information on the charity visit: www.starterpacks.org.uk

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra performance kicks off Airport’s ‘Best of Scotland’ celebration

 

Passengers at Glasgow Airport were today (Wednesday 31 July) treated to a first-class performance with a Caledonian twist from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

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RSNO Chorus Director Gregory Batsleer led over 50 orchestral musicians for two performances in the main terminal this morning (9.30am and 10.30am) to mark the start of Glasgow Airport’s ‘Best of Scotland’ celebration.

The Best of Scotland festival provides passengers with the opportunity to celebrate and experience Scotland’s finest food, drink and culture, and will see the terminal and surrounding areas showcase some of the best tastes, sights and sounds of the country during the month of August.

As part of the celebrations, the RSNO performed a selection of the country’s most iconic pieces of music, including Flower of Scotland, Auld Lang Syne and Loch Lomond.

Adam Ashe, Number Eight for the airport’s commercial partner Glasgow Warriors, was also be in attendance and swapped the oval ball for the conductor’s baton to lead Scotland’s national orchestra.

Mark Johnston, Glasgow Airport’s Managing Director, said: “For many visitors the airport is their first and last impression of Scotland, and our Best of Scotland campaign is a great way to celebrate the quality of our country’s fare while also providing exciting and interesting entertainment for our passengers.

“The Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s annual performance is one of the highlights of the year for both the terminal team and of course our passengers. We’ve enjoyed a fantastic partnership with the RSNO over the years and once again these fantastic musicians put in a first-class performance in the terminal.

“It was also great to welcome Adam Ashe along for the performance and good to know that when he eventually retires from rugby he will be well-versed to tackle a career as a chorus conductor!”

Gregory Batsleer, RSNO Chorus Conductor, said: “It’s a complete joy to surprise passers-by with the thrilling sounds that come from a large professional orchestra, especially in one of Scotland’s busiest airports.

“It’s really important that we as musicians are able perform music outside of the concert hall and I’m excited that passengers arriving to Glasgow Airport from all over the world were welcomed with music from Scotland’s National Orchestra.”

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A spokesperson for Glasgow Airport said: “Following further talks, Unite has agreed to suspend the planned industrial action for Friday 5 and Thursday 11 July. This is to allow Unite to conduct a consultative ballot with its members on our improved offer which we hope will result in a positive outcome. The ballot will be conducted between Thursday 4 and Tuesday 9 July.”

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Planned strike action at Glasgow Airport tomorrow (Wednesday 3 July) between 8am and 12 noon has been suspended to allow for more talks to take place from today.

A Glasgow Airport spokesman said: “Unite has confirmed it has suspended the planned industrial action for Wednesday 3 July in order for further talks to take place.

“Industrial action is still planned for Friday 5 July between 9.30am and 1.30pm during which our robust, compliant and safe contingencies will be in place to ensure passengers continue to be unaffected by the actions of Unite.”

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Details of Glasgow Airport’s offer on pay and pensions:

  • A pay increase of 3% for 2019 back dated to January and a guarantee of 3% for 2020 – this would represent four years in a row a 3% pay deal has been offered;

  • Guaranteed bonus payment of £600 paid immediately;

  • Compensation package of 30% of base plus shift pay for the remaining final salary pension (Defined Benefit scheme) members, with a guaranteed minimum payment of £7,000; and

  • Final salary pension members will move to one of the UK’s leading Defined Contribution (DC) pension schemes which features employer contributions of up to 16%.