Glasgow Airport is the second busiest airport in Scotland, after Edinburgh, handling over 7 million passengers a year, and the 8th busiest airport in the UK. Its flights to the US, Canada and the Gulf make it the nation’s principal long-haul gateway with over 200 flights a day, situated just 20 minutes' drive away with a Glasgow Airport car rental. HAPPYCAR offers various attractive options for a Glasgow Airport car hire so that wherever you decide to go, you take control of how you travel through Scotland and the UK. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!
Glasgow Airport started as an overflow for an RAF base in Abbotsinch in 1932, and was formally recognized commercially in 1966. Just six months later, it was recording over 1 million passengers and business would continue to grow. In the 70's the runway was extended for larger jets and an additional terminal was created. Together with another £55 million expansion in the late 80's, Glasgow Airport was able to accommodate 6 million passengers a year. As demand grows, Glasgow airport is now looking to extend its borders even more so as to eventually accommodate 16 million passengers annually.
The airport has a wide range of facilities for passengers to use, such as work space for business travelers, childcare facilities and children’s play areas. The recently developed Terminal 2 features one of the world’s most sophisticated baggage screening systems and a vast range of eateries and shopping options.
There are many things to do around the airport in Glasgow, something a car hire Glasgow Airport can really open up. Bothwell Castle is Scotland’s largest and finest 13th century castle, and a must-see. But there are plenty of museums in the city too, and Glasgow has some of the richest collections in Europe. Close by is Edinburgh and Dundee with some stunning scenery in between, and it is also easy to head south into England, to experience various national parks. The excellent location of the airport means that you can immediately take advantage of the primary road network with a car rental Glasgow Airport and on to all of the UK’s major cities, with a speed, convenience and personal freedom that public transportation just can’t beat.