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City airport to get 2014 Games makeover

Improvements to Glasgow Airport are to be carried out in time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The £10 million project, to be done ahead of schedule this year, will see the main terminal building refurbished.

The investment is in addition to £7 million already designated to the expansion of the international arrivals area and follows two years of capital projects worth around £21 million.

Central to the latest development is "passenger experience", with upgrades to the main check-in hall and toilets.

A large portion of the funds will be put towards the airfield itself, with LED lighting installed on the airport taxiways.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: "The eyes of the world will fall on Glasgow during 2014 and we fully recognise the important role we have to play in helping deliver a successful and memorable Commonwealth Games.

"We see ourselves as being the gateway to the Games and not only will this significant investment ensure we continue to provide high-quality facilities for passengers, it will help create a lasting legacy for Glasgow Airport and the city."

The main works are scheduled to begin in October.

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