Amanda McMillan, Glasgow Airport’s award-winning managing director

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Glasgow Airport’s managing director, Amanda McMillan, has been recognised by the Queen for her services to business and tourism by being named in the 2013 Birthday Honours List.Ms McMillan, who was appointed managing director of Glasgow Airport in 2008, has received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in recognition of her success in steering it through the worst downturn in aviation history.During this time she has succeeded in growing passenger numbers and fostering positive relationships with the airport’s city and national partners, with whom she has worked to further strengthen Scotland’s national and global connections. This has included the introduction in June 2012 of Emirates’ second daily Glasgow to Dubai service.Commenting on her achievement, Amanda said: “Not only is receiving an OBE a tremendous honour, it is both humbling and wholly unexpected. To be recognised by the Queen in this way is a source of great personal pride but I truly believe it is in recognition of my team, who work tirelessly to ensure Glasgow Airport continues to deliver for the city and for Scotland.”Earlier this year, Amanda unveiled details of an ambitious £17 million investment programme which will see key parts of the main terminal building undergo a major makeover in 2013. This includes international arrivals which for many will be the gateway to the 2014 Commonwealth Games.Click here to read the original press release by Glasgow Airport.

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