Glasgow Airport Partners With Team Scotland, The Sports Consultancy Brokers Deal

Commonwealth Games Scotland has agreed a new partnership with Glasgow Airport as Team Scotland continue preparations for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Scotland’s principal long-haul airport, Glasgow serves almost 10 million passengers per year and will be the departure point for all athletes and staff travelling with Team Scotland to the Gold Coast Games. In the lead up to the Games, Glasgow Airport will display its support of Team Scotland with in-airport branding and will feature the team in High Flyer magazine.

Commenting on the partnership, Jon Doig OBE, Chief Executive of Commonwealth Games Scotland said: “ Peak performance for our team begins long before they take the field of play and it’s fantastic to have this backing in the run-up to the Games.

Highlighting Team Scotland athletes and sports via in-airport branding and print features will also link the team to a huge number of their biggest supporters. This will give Team Scotland an added boost as they depart in style for one of the biggest competitions of their careers, and return following what we hope will be our most successful ever overseas Games.”

Glasgow Airport Commercial Director, Francois Bourienne, said: “One of our biggest highlights in recent years was the feel-good factor generated by the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014. That summer was a really special time for our staff, passengers and the country.

“Glasgow Airport has enjoyed a fantastic relationship with Team Scotland and it was a privilege to once again welcome back the Queen’s Baton in August this year as it touched down in Glasgow as part of the traditional relay tour of the country.

“We are proud once again to support Team Scotland and look forward to cheering the athletes on as they pass through the terminal, carrying the sporting dreams of a nation, as they head off with partner airline Emirates to compete at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games next year.”

Glasgow Airport’s agreement with Team Scotland was brokered and contracted by the rights marketing team at The Sports Consultancy.  The Sports Consultancy is representing Team Scotland to secure commercial partners and related legal services in the build up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia and beyond.