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Global is the largest airport media owner in the UK and we’re making it easier than ever to buy airports either as standalone or alongside national roadside and rail campaigns. 

We have 12 of the UK’s airports in our portfolio.

We’re experts in creating exciting media solutions that reach not only lucrative international audiences but also 73% domestic consumers across the UK.

Global is proud to represent the following airports:

London Gatwick, Luton and Stansted, Manchester, East Midlands, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Southampton, Southend, Prestwick, and Guernsey.

reach millions of consumers

143m

international passengers

43%

of all UK airport passengers

50%

of London airport passengers

demographics

Businessmen are 40% more likely than the UK average to see Airport advertising in the past week

Of all adults in the past week who have seen Airport advertising, 60% are ABC1

15-34 year olds are 30% more likely than the UK average to see Airport advertising each week

gatwick

London Gatwick is the second biggest airport in the UK, serving over 46 million passengers a year

  • Passenger numbers have grown by 69% in a decade
  • £2.5 billion transformation project underway
  • The world’s most efficient single runway
  • Gatwick is nestled in the affluent area of West Sussex and immediately surrounded by the wider catchment areas of Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex and of course central London; a catchment area of 17 million people within a 1-hour drive time
  • London Gatwick flies to more destinations than any other UK airport and is the ninth busiest airport in Europe

stansted

An impressive 28 million passengers per year travel through London Stansted – more than the total population of Australia.

  • Passenger numbers have increased +8.1% YOY
  • 73% ABC1 coverage and half of London Stansted’s audience are 16-34 year-olds
  • Home to ‘Savvy Travellers’ and ‘High Flyers’
  • Closest major airport to Silicon Roundabout, Canary Wharf
  • Airport of choice for Cambridge—the ‘Forefront Of World Innovation’ with 24,000 companies and a combined turnover of £43bn
  • £600 million transformation project
  • 25 new long-haul destinations in the next five years
  • Serving over 190 destinations

luton

London Luton serves almost 17 million passengers per year.

  • Audience is 74% ABC1 and 76% UK residents
  • This represents +4.9% YOY growth
  • £160 million investment underway
  • 11 airlines, 149 destinations
  • 36 new routes launched in 2018
  • Highly connected with London and in the heart of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

manchester

Manchester Airport sits at the heart of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ and serves over 28 million passengers a year.

  • Passenger numbers have increased by 37% in five years
  • Currently undergoing a £1 billion redevelopment that will increase capacity to 55 million annual passengers
  • The airport has a catchment area of over 22 million people
  • Manchester is The Economist’s Best UK City 2018
  • The Northern Powerhouse delivers £165 billion in GVA
  • With new long-haul routes to New York, Seattle, Addis Aba and Mumbai and strong growth on its direct flight to Beijing, Manchester Airport boasts 10% growth in point-to-point long-haul in the past three years

east midlands

East Midlands Airport serves over 4.8 million passengers per year, and nine out of ten are leisure travellers.

  • 91% of East Midlands flyers are UK residents and 58% are ABC1
  • East Midlands is the largest cargo airport after Heathrow
  • EMA has the highest leisure profile of any Global airport
  • Recent £12 million terminal refurbishment
  • The East Midlands is home to a core group of 200 super successful firms with a combined turnover of £15 billion
  • Very accessible by road with 11.6m+ people living within a 90-minute drive. It’s largest catchment areas include Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire

glasgow international

Glasgow International Airport serves almost 10 million passengers a year and is Scotland’s principal long-haul airport.

  • 78% ABC1 and 82% UK resident.
  • 4.4 million people live within a two-hour drive
  • £130 million airport investment since 2011
  • Home to 30 airlines, serving over 120 destinations worldwide
  • 48,000 companies based in and around Glasgow
  • The UK’s premier conference venue city
  • UK’s second busiest retailing street

glasgow prestwick

Glasgow Prestwick serves almost 700,000 passengers .

  • The airport is situated on the Great Circle Route (plenty of flight paths go over it)
  • With favourable weather conditions, it is often used as a diversion airport
  • It has an outbound travel catchment area of 520,000 people—and a wider catchment of 2.35m people within an hour’s drive
  • 4m people within 2 hours’ drive
  • Glasgow Prestwick is surrounded by advanced aerospace engineering

aberdeen

Aberdeen is the energy capital of Europe and the airport serves over 3 million passengers per year.

  • 70% of passengers are ABC1 and 75% UK resident
  • Aberdeen’s audience boasts a premium business profile (with a higher business percentage than Heathrow)
  • Europe’s busiest commercial heliport
  • 45 destinations
  • £20 million terminal transformation project completed in 2020
  • £4 billion oil and gas industry boasting half a million jobs
  • Best city in the UK to start a business
  • Highest household disposable income of any Scottish region

southampton

Southampton Airport serves almost 2 million passengers a year.

  • 40 destinations covered by 19 airlines; capacity set to triple by 2030
  • ‘Solent 250’ companies have brought in a combined £15 billion in sales over the last two years
  • 80,000+ students enrolled at the six universities within an hour’s drive of the airport
  • Southampton is the cruise capital of the UK and Northern Europe
  • Southampton is a commercial, cultural, and retail capital of the south coast
  • Southampton is also a conference and convention destination which drives even more domestic passengers

southend

Southend Airport serves almost 1.5 million passengers a year.

  • Fastest growing airport in the UK
  • Ranked Best London Airport by Which? 2015 – 2018
  • Built on the Essex coast, it’s outside the increasingly congested airspace over London

guernsey

Guernsey Airport serves over 800,000 passengers.

  • Four airlines covering 18 destinations
  • Gross GDP of £3 bn with mean gross income of £72k makes this one of the wealthiest airport catchment areas
  • 63,000 residents within catchment area
  • Home to international firms including Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Skipton, HSBC, BNP

birmingham

Birmingham Airport is the UK’s third largest airport outside London, forecasted to serve around 18 million passengers a year.

  • Over £300 million has been invested in the Airport over the past 10 years.
  • Boasts a newly extended runway with 400 metres added to the existing length.
  • 11,000 square meters of commercial space.
  • Fifty airlines fly to 143 direct routes with a further 280 global connections available via hub airports.
  • 20% business and 80% leisure passenger split.
  • Set out to invest £500m over the next 14 years to grow capacity and modernise facilities

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At Global, we care about how we make audiences feel, through experiences that capture hearts and minds.

Whether it’s raising brand awareness, brand consideration or promoting a new product, our brand experiences make moments matter at key times and in targeted locations to achieve your brand objectives.

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