Glasgow terminal reopens after attack

 

Glasgow Airport's main terminal reopened to travellers today almost 24 hours after a terrorist attack.

The car bomb attack involved a SUV apparently packed with gas canisters being rammed into the front of the main terminal building and set alight.

The airport was closed to all travellers in the aftermath of the incident, which took place at about 3.15pm yesterday.

Earlier today airport bosses began a phased opening of the airport, with passengers initially checking in the smaller T2 terminal.

Shortly after 3pm today the main terminal building was re-opened - despite the car still being there.

The area around the vehicle was cordoned off as forensic tests were carried out. And with most of the main forecourt still cordoned off, travellers were being directed into the terminal building via a side entrance.

Donald Morrison, a spokesman for airport operators BAA, said: "We have started to allow passengers into the main terminal." He added: "That's a big boost for us in terms of our operations, because we can open more of the check-ins."