Glasgow is a city in Scotland and one of the more populous cities in the entire United Kingdom. A major economic hub, Glasgow has three international airports all of which are easily accessible by public transport, with a direct rail connection from the Glasgow Central Station. Most of the flights to Glasgow land at only two of the three airports.
Glasgow airport is the busiest and largest of the three airports, handling more passengers annually than the other two. Some budget airplanes fly to Glasgow Prestwick Airport which is more popular with domestic arrivals. The Glasgow Seaplane Terminal deals mostly with seaplanes that ferry passengers to the various islands around the UK.
Airlines such as Ryanair and EasyJet make regular flights from London Stansted Airport. International flights are handled by KLM, Aer Lingus, Lufthansa, and Eurowings airlines, all of which make direct flights from major European cities. Passengers flying from Australia, Mumbai, Chicago, Miami, and Dubai have to make at least one stop before arriving in the city. United Airlines makes a direct flight from New York to Glasgow.
Flying by airplane is much faster considering there are minimal delays and the flights are mostly direct. When traveling north from any of the southern EU countries such as Italy and Holland by road, there is a ferry crossing along the English channel into the UK. Sometimes, there are a couple of security checks at roadblocks along the way, which consume time as well.
The airport is about 10 miles from the city center and it is linked by the Glasgow shuttle bus service 500, 24-hours a day. The city was a major player in the industrial revolution which is part of the reason there is a vibrant economy in the region. Expensive architectural marvels line part of the city and the Victorian architecture was in part possible because of the wealth accumulated during the industrial revolution. Another notable attraction is the Ibrox Stadium which is home to the Rangers football club while its rival is Celtic with a stadium just across the city known as Celtic Park. These are two of the biggest Scottish football clubs and they have museums that showcase their history dating back from the early 1800s. In addition to this, the city is dotted with numerous galleries that display Scottish heritage.
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