About us

At a glance

Glasgow Airport is owned by AGS Airports Ltd.

AGS Airports is a partnership between Ferrovial and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) established in 2014 to invest in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports.  Amanda McMillan, Managing Director of Glasgow Airport, has been appointed as the CEO for AGS as a group.

Macquarie and Ferrovial have a long and successful history of partnering with each other across a number of infrastructure projects, with partnerships in airports including Bristol and Sydney.  

Both partners have developed extensive knowledge of aviation and have excellent contacts globally.

Macquarie is one of the world’s leading airport owners, with stakes in five airports held today [Brussels, Copenhagen, Delhi, Hobart and Hyderabad] and a long history of investing and managing airports.  For more information visit www.macquarie.com

Ferrovial has been associated with the aviation industry since 1998 and in that time has invested in 32 airports across the UK, Italy, Australia, Chile and Mexico, among other countries. For more information visit www.ferrovial.com

With some 30 airlines serving approximately 110 destinations worldwide, including Canada, the US, the Caribbean, Europe, North Africa and the Gulf, Glasgow is Scotland’s principal long-haul airport as well as Scotland’s largest charter hub.

Carrying over seven million passengers per year, Glasgow Airport serves more Scottish destinations than any other airport and is a key component of Scotland’s transport infrastructure. 

  • Operating hours: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Opened: 1966
  • Runways: One main (2658m long)
  • Terminals: Two – our main terminal plus our smaller T2 facility
  • Airlines: 30
  • Destinations: 110
  • Air transport movements per year: 80,000
  • Passengers per year: 7.4 million
  • Air cargo per year: 11,000 tonnes 
  • Status: Scotland’s principal long-haul airport
Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

Sir Peter Mason, Chairman

Sir Peter has been Chairman of Thames Water since December 2006.  He retired as CEO of AMEC plc in September 2006, and previously was Chairman and CEO of Balfour Beatty Limited. Sir Peter was the senior non-executive director of BAE Systems plc until May 2013 and until October 2008 was a board member of the 2012 Olympic Delivery Authority. He is currently a Non-Executive member of the Board of Spie SA and Senior Non-Executive Director of Subsea 7 SA.

Sir Peter was made a Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE) for services to International trade in 2002.  He grew up in the Scottish town of Troon, studied at the University of Glasgow and spent the first part of his career working in central Scotland.

Amanda McMillan, CEO, AGS

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Amanda McMillan was appointed Managing Director of Glasgow Airport in 2008.

Ms McMillan first joined what was then BAA from drinks giant Diageo in October 2005, initially working at the BAA Business Support Centre (BSC). In September 2006, she was appointed Operations Director at Glasgow Airport and had overall responsibility for the operational performance of the airport terminal, security, airfield, fire service and engineering. Ms McMillan returned to the BSC in July 2007 as Managing Director before assuming the same role at Glasgow Airport in 2008.

As managing director of Glasgow Airport, Ms McMillan is responsible for leading and developing a high profile, complex business that supports over 4,500 jobs and involves multiple private and public stakeholders.

In June 2013, Ms McMillan received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in recognition of services to business and tourism.

Fidel López, Portfolio Management Director, Ferrovial Airports

Fidel López is responsible for supervising the management of airports in Ferrovial’s portfolio, for the integration of new airports in the portfolio and for defining the business plans in the bidding process for new assets. Fidel joined Ferrovial in 2007 as the Corporate Development Director of the Services Division; and he was a Board Director at Amey and at Swissport. In 2010, he joined BAA as Managing Director of the Airports Division (Stansted, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton). In 2012, he became Executive Commercial Director of Heathrow until September 2014. He is currently a Board Director at Heathrow Airports Limited Holdings.

John Bruen, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

John Bruen has 18 years’ banking and infrastructure experience, 12 years of which have been within the airports sector. John heads the Transport industry group at MIRA in Europe. Prior to joining Macquarie, John was Corporate Development Director at Ferrovial from 2005 to 2013 responsible for M&A activity at Ferrovial Aeropuertos and BAA Limited. Previously John was at RBC Capital Markets in London focused on infrastructure financing. John is a board director at Brussels Airport and Copenhagen Airport and formerly was a board director at Bristol Airport.

Iñaki García Bilbao, CFO, Ferrovial Airports

Iñaki García Bilbao is the Chief Financial Officer of Ferrovial Airports and is responsible for all financial aspects of the division.

Iñaki joined Ferrovial in 1996 as Head of the Department of International Administration, and at a later stage he moved on to Manager of Planning and Control of Ferrovial Agroman,  a position he held until 2011. He spent 3 years between 2000 and 2003 in Poland, where he held the position of Director of Planning and Control and Deputy CFO of Budimex. Prior to joining Ferrovial, he Inaki worked at Deloitte as an Auditor.

Juan Bullón, Legal Director, Ferrovial Airports

Juan Bullón is the Legal Director of Ferrovial Aeropuertos. He is responsible for all the legal aspects of the company, with key expertise in acquisitions and divestments.

He joined Ferrovial Airports in 2006, starting his career in Ferrovial Agroman, the group’s construction division, where he was involved in the legal aspects of the acquisition of the Polish company Budimex. In 2005 he joined Cintra, overlooking legal aspects of its US activities.

Richard Abel, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Richard Abel is Chief Operating Officer for MIRA Europe and a Board Non-executive Director of several portfolio companies across the wider portfolio, with a particular emphasis on policy and regulatory issues as well as refinancings. Prior to joining Macquarie in 2010, Richard worked in UK government for 16 years across a number of roles including Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Business and was the lead on UK energy market policy in BIS.

Martyn Booth, Senior Adviser, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets  

Martyn Booth has 30 years of consulting, investment banking, asset management and operational experience working on a range of airport projects across the globe. Martyn joined Macquarie in October 2000 when The Portland Group, the international consulting business which Martyn co-founded in 1994, was acquired by Macquarie.

Since joining Macquarie in 2000, Martyn has played a substantial role in developing Macquarie’s expertise as an investor in airports, is a strategic adviser to Sydney airport and was formerly on the boards of Bristol, Brussels, Copenhagen, Sydney and Rome airports. He also held various roles at BAA, including Director of Corporate Strategy and Head of Finance at Heathrow Airport.

Our management

Glasgow Airport’s day-to-day operations and strategic oversight are the responsibility of our management team.

Amanda McMillan, Managing Director, Glasgow Airport

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Amanda McMillan was appointed Managing Director of Glasgow Airport in 2008.

Ms McMillan first joined what was then BAA from drinks giant Diageo in October 2005, initially working at the BAA Business Support Centre (BSC). In September 2006, she was appointed Operations Director at Glasgow Airport and had overall responsibility for the operational performance of the airport terminal, security, airfield, fire service and engineering. Ms McMillan returned to the BSC in July 2007 as Managing Director before assuming the same role at Glasgow Airport in 2008.

Ms McMillan is responsible for leading and developing a high profile, complex business that supports over 4,500 jobs and involves multiple private and public stakeholders.

In June 2013, Ms McMillan received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in recognition of services to business and tourism.

Francois Bourienne, Commercial Director, Glasgow Airport

Francois joined Glasgow Airport in 2010 as Commercial Director following four years with the Nuance Group, a leading Swiss-based travel retailer, where he was active in business development, working on various concession tenders and starting operations in both France and Bulgaria. Prior to this Francois was a consultant with Accenture and Bain & Company, advising mainly FMCG and retail companies on strategy and was also involved in due diligence for private equity funds. He holds an MSc in Management from EM Lyon and a MBA from INSEAD.

Campbell MacKinnon, Operations Director, Glasgow Airport

Campbell MacKinnon first joined Glasgow Airport as a trainee fire-fighter in 1998. He went on to work in every role within the fire service before being appointed Airport Fire Manager in December 2007. After one year in the role, Campbell assumed responsibility for the entire airside operation at Glasgow Airport when he became Head of Airside. This role was widened out to include the engineering department and in December 2011 he was appointed Operations Director. Campbell oversees a large team and has responsibility for Security, Terminal, Airside, Infrastructure (Engineering & Projects), Fire Service, Assurance Team and Operational Performance.

Customer charter

Glasgow Airport values your custom and we are committed to  ensuring  your time with us  is enjoyable, hassle free and you feel safe at all times.

Our Customer Charter is based on the things you told us are important to you and specifically how we can ensure you have a great experience as you travel through the airport.

Our commitment to you is that we will do everything we can to meet your expectations and give you a fantastic and memorable airport experience.

We welcome your feedback and ideas on how we can improve your airport experience so we would delighted to hear from you.

Download our customer charter commitments (735KB PDF)

Who does what?

Running a busy airport is a complex operation which involves ensuring everything is safe and secure for the benefit of our passengers, staff and visitors.

It is important that all of our services run smoothly so our responsibilities include:

  • Looking after security
  • Property management
  • Retail facilities
  • Fire services and cargo

We also have an obligation to minimise our environmental impact so we have a robust corporate responsibility agenda and positive results of which we are very proud. As a business, we want to be a leader in this field.

To achieve our goals and aspirations, Glasgow Airport works in partnership with many other organisations to deliver a high-quality service:

Airlines

Responsible for checking in passengers, delivering hold luggage to its final destination, cargo, providing and fuelling aircraft, boarding passengers, passenger safety, on-board catering and complaint handling.

Civil Aviation Authority

Controls all flight paths and aircraft routes at UK airports, regulates airlines, airports and the National Air Traffic Services. The CAA also sets airport charges at the London airports.

UK Border Force

Border Force was formed on 1 March 2012 as a law enforcement command within the Home Office. Border Force secures the border and promotes national prosperity by facilitating the legitimate movement of individuals and goods, whilst preventing those that would cause harm from entering the UK. This is achieved through the immigration and customs checks carried out by its staff.

National Air Traffic Services (NATS)

Looks after air traffic control and management, ensuring aircraft flying in UK airspace and over the eastern part of the North Atlantic are safely separated.

History

Glasgow Airport is proud to serve Scotland and has done so for nearly 50 years.

History timeline

Planning and development

Our vision for Glasgow Airport is to be Scotland’s preferred business and leisure airport by developing a strong and lasting route network and delivering an unrivalled customer experience. Our master plan, which was updated in 2011, sets out a clear strategy for future airport development aligned to this vision.

Glasgow Airport is an asset of strategic national importance, providing employment for more than 7,300 people across Scotland and generating nearly £200 million annually for the economy, more than any other airport in Scotland. As the airport grows, so too will the substantial contribution it makes to Scotland’s economic success.

Not only does the master plan outline how the airport can grow to accommodate increased passenger demand up to 2040, it considers the benefits of a successful and growing airport that underpins both the local and wider Scottish economy.

To view the master plan and associated documents:

Airport Surface Access Strategy

Glasgow Airport’s Surface Access Strategy can be viewed here:

Glasgow Airport Strategic Transport Appraisal Part 2 Executive Summary

Glasgow Airport jointly commissioned a review of strategic transport with Glasgow City Council, Renfrewshire Council and Transport Scotland. This document provides an Executive Summary of the study which was completed in March 2014.

You can also visit our Media Centre where you will find press releases relating to any relevant developments.

Safeguarding

Aerodrome Safeguarding is the process used to ensure that the operation and development of Glasgow Airport is not inhibited by new developments in it’s vicinity. In particular the process contributes to the safe operation of aircraft during the approach and landing procedure, while taking-off, while flying in the airport’s vicinity, or while manoeuvring on the ground.

The process by which developments in the vicinity of the aerodrome are referred for consultation is set out in the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (as amended) and Circular 2/2003: Town and Country Planning (Safeguarding Aerodromes, Technical Sites and Military Explosives Storage Areas) (Scotland) Direction 2003.

Developments which can impact on the operation and development of the airport include:

  • Tall structures
  • Developments that may provide habitat or feeding ground for bids
  • Lighting schemes
  • Telecoms
  • Cranes
  • Wind turbines

The Airport Operators Association (AOA) has produced several advice notes providing useful information and guidance on safeguarding issues. These can be viewed here

We would advise developers to consider safeguarding issues prior to submitting planning applications and are happy to provide pre-planning advice.

If you have any general enquiries please contact our Safeguarding Manager on 0141 842 7960.

Please send any pre-planning requests to GLASafeguarding@glasgowairport.com

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