01 July 2007
Sunday 1 July 2007: 01.30am
Following Saturday's incident at Glasgow Airport, airport staff have re-entered the main terminal area to begin readying the airport for re-opening.
BAA expects to re-open the airport later this morning. Further updates will be issued in due course.
Gordon Dewar, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “BAA staff will be working through the night to re-open the airport as soon as possible. Our priority is to return the airport to normal as quickly and safely as we can.
"We are grateful to our passengers for their cooperation and patience during what was clearly a difficult situation. The safety of our passengers is our absolute priority and while we regret the inconvenience caused by today's disruption, we would like to thank them for their support. They have responded superbly.
"Our priority now is to ensure the airport returns to normal operation as swiftly, and safely, as possible. Unfortunately, passengers can expect some delays and cancellations. However, we are working closely with our airlines to ensure that flights resume as quickly as possible."
Questions and answers:
When will Glasgow Airport be re-opening?
Our security staff have now re-entered the terminal to begin readying the airport for re-opening. We will be working through the night to resume normal operations. Our priority is to return the airport to normal as quickly and safely as we can. Regular updates will be posted online.
When can I expect my flight to depart?
We are working with our airline passengers to resume the normal schedule. Unfortunately, passengers should expect some delays and cancellations as a result of the disruption caused by Saturday’s incident. Anyone due to travel on Sunday should contact their airline to check the status of their flight before leaving for the airport.
I was due to fly out on Saturday but my flight was cancelled. What will happen to my bags?
Passenger luggage left in the terminal building’s landside areas have been secured and will be despatched in due course. Other bags may have been left on board aircraft, or have been left in the baggage processing hall. Every effort will be made to re-unite passengers with their bags as quickly as possible. Passengers should contact their airline for more information.
What is happening to incoming passengers?
A number of flights have been diverted to other airports including Edinburgh, Prestwick and Newcastle. Airlines will be making efforts to coach diverted passengers back to Glasgow. For more information, please contact the relevant airline.
What will happen to passengers whose flight have been cancelled?
Passengers have been coached to the SECC in Glasgow city centre. BAA and airline representatives are on site to provide necessary support.
How many flights were cancelled on Saturday?
36 departing flights were cancelled, with 41 arrivals affected.
How many flights will be cancelled on Sunday?
So far, 15 departing and 9 arriving flights have been cancelled, but many more may be affected. Passengers expecting to fly to and from Glasgow Airport on Sunday must contact their airline before departing for the airport.
How can I find out more information?
- Keep checking the Glasgow Airport website – color=#800080www.glasgowairport.com
- Listen to radio and TV reports
- Call your airline
- Contact the airport information line on 0870 040 0008.
Note to Editors
1. As a result of yesterday’s incident, 41 departing flights were cancelled.
2. Luggage left in the terminal building, on board aircraft and in the baggage processing area, will be secured and returned to passengers in due course. Passengers should contact their airline for more information.