Are there Glasgow Airport queues today? Advice on fast track security, airport hotels and airport lounges

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Glasgow Airport has seen the biggest increase in travellers since before the pandemic recently months, here are the latest updates for today

Summer is just around the corner, meaning many people across the region will be looking forward to their annual summer holiday.

Now that holidays are back on the menu following uncertainty with COVID restrictions, people will be desperate to jet off to sunnier climates.

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To help you avoid the usual stress and rush we have rounded up some information that can be helpful for passengers flying out in the coming weeks.

Flybe aircraft at Glasgow Airport after its collapse in March 2020. Picture: John DevlinFlybe aircraft at Glasgow Airport after its collapse in March 2020. Picture: John Devlin
Flybe aircraft at Glasgow Airport after its collapse in March 2020. Picture: John Devlin

So, what is the situation like at Glasgow airport?

Here’s everything you need to know about potential delays getting through the airport.

Are there queues at Glasgow airport today?

As of Tuesday 13 September, Glasgow Airport seems to be business as usual with no delays.

Earlier this month the nation was struck with major delays, however, Glasgow seemed to see less of this and while there was some congestion it wasn’t as bad as the likes of London and Manchester.

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GlasgowWorld spoke with a Glasgow Airport spokesperson, on Wednesday 1 June, who advised: “Passengers should continue to arrive at the airport for their airline’s specified check-in times – not earlier or later.”

The airport spokesperson confirmed that while there were queues yesterday, it only took around 20 minutes to get through the airport.

Glasgow Airport have confirmed that queues are currently taking around ten minutes to get through.

This is apparently the biggest surge in travellers that Glasgow Airport has seen since before the pandemic.

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Former BBC Scotland journalist John Morrison tweeted: “Queue snakes it’s way round the first floor shops and back into the car park. Never seen it this bad.”

“Most people heading on holiday and in a good mood. If you’re flying today, arrive early,” he added.

A Glasgow Airport spokesman spoke on the : “This morning’s average queue time at security was longer than usual, however, passengers moved through at a steady pace to reach their flights.”

“The airport is busier than it has been for more than two years as passenger demand continues to increase.”

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“Our teams are working extremely hard and we would ask passengers to ensure they come prepared for security inspection and, crucially, arrive at the airport as per their airline’s stated check-in opening time and not before.”

Are there any cancellations today?

On Tuesday 13 September, KLM cancelled flight KL1470 to Amsterdam which was scheduled to depart at 7:25am.

How can I get fast track for security?

You can skip past the queues and relax sooner before your flight with fast track at Glasgow Airport.

You can get your speedy security experience for £5.99.

Additionally, to help speed things up even more, it’s always a good idea to arrive at the airport prepared for security screenings.

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Have all of your liquids sorted out before you leave for the airport. If you don’t have a one-litre resealable bag to hand, you can pick one up for free at the security station.

By being prepared, you’ll help the security processes to operate much more smoothly.

What hotels are there near Glasgow airport?

There are various hotels in the wider airport campus that are located conveniently for travel to your flight, especially if you’re flying out early and arriving home late.

Here are just a few of the hotels near Glasgow airport that you could stay at:

Holiday Inn Express

Price: £155 per night

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Holiday Inn’s are a staple among frequent travellers and are popular across the country.

They are reliable for a comfy night’s sleep, and have a simple check in system upon arrival.

Address: Glasgow Airport, St. Andrews Drive, Glasgow PA3 2TJ Website:

Courtyard by Marriott Glasgow Airport

Price: £81 per night

Located just off the M8 motorway and only 550 yards and a 7-8 minute walk from Glasgow Airport.

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The modern Courtyard by Marriott Glasgow Airport offers free WiFi in public areas and a flat-screen TV.

Address: Marchburn Drive, Glasgow Airport Business Park, Paisley, PA3 2SJ United Kingdom Website: Courtyard by Marriott Glasgow Airport

Premier Inn

Price: £87 per night

The runways at Glasgow Airport are just a few hundred yards away from this hotel, and the airport is a short 7 minute walk away.

Address: Glasgow Airport, White Cart Rd, Paisley PA3 2TH Website: Premier Inn


Price: £118.99

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Right on the doorstep of the airport and within easy reach of the city, making it easy for travellers to explore Glasgow’s many cultural delights and attractions.

Address: Burnside Dr, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 0HW Website: Travelodge Glasgow Airport

What lounges are there in Glasgow airport?

The UpperDeck Lounge at Glasgow Airport is open to customers. The lounge will be open daily from 05:00 - 20:30 with last bookings taken at 18:30.

The price of entry for an adult is £25 and for a child £19.

The maximum stay in the Lounge is up to 3 hours from your arrival time.

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They also have the new Lomond Lounge which offers signature cocktails, a special menu and views of the runway.

The price of entry for an adult is £40 and for a child £30.

Customers can use the lounge for up to three hours prior to your departure flight. The Lomond Lounge is located after security and is only accessible with a valid boarding card.

Airlines also have lounges available. British Airways and Emirates have lounges available at Glasgow Airport exclusive to passengers flying with their airline.

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