How Glasgow Airport is preparing for passengers

Staff will be provided with PPE and physical distancing measures have been introduced.

Glasgow Airport has implemented several changes to protect staff and passengers travelling through its terminals during the coronavirus pandemic.

Staff will be provided personal protective equipment, including face masks, while protective screens have been introduced at check-in and security halls.

The measures are being introduced as a number of airlines prepare to relaunch domestic flights later this month.

Mark Johnston, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “We have the social distancing markings in check-ins and we will have our staff wearing personal protective equipment including face masks as well.

“A lot of the airlines are advising people to check-in online as well at home where possible,” he added.

AGS Airports, which owns and manages Glasgow and Aberdeen airports, said it had also enhanced its cleaning regimes, with a particular focus on the regular disinfecting of all hard surfaces.

The operator’s other additional measures include:

  • Passengers will be asked to observe safe, physical distancing wherever possible – floor markers are in place to support this measure.
  • The use of electrostatic fogging machines which disinfect surfaces within two minutes.
  • Passenger touchpoints, including security trays, treated with an antimicrobial product which kills germs and lasts for up to 30 days on surfaces.
  • Self-cleaning stations for trollies have been set-up in baggage halls.
  • Hand sanitiser dispensers installed throughout terminals.
  • Staff training on how to protect customers and colleagues against Covid-19.
  • Signage in place advising of the measures.