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Glasgow Airport records 50th consecutive month of growth

Posted 11 May 2017 · Add Comment

Glasgow Airport reported its busiest April on record after more than 786,000 passengers travelled through its doors during the month, representing an increase of 8.9% on the same period last year.

An 18% increase in international traffic ensured Glasgow Airport was also able to record its 50th consecutive month of growth. There was strong demand for the airport’s growing list of European destinations including Ryanair’s new services to Valencia, Lisbon and the Lithuanian city of Palanga.

April marked the start of the busy summer season with a number of airlines including Jet2 and Thomas Cook adding extra capacity. The airport was also boosted by the Easter getaway with almost 110,000 passengers using the airport during the first weekend of the school holidays.

Amanda McMillan (above), managing director of Glasgow Airport said: “In addition to growing our European network we have been working hard to consolidate our long haul offering. Both American Airlines and WestJet will return later this month and we also welcome Delta Air Lines to Glasgow for the first time when its inaugural service to New York-JFK takes off on 26 May.

“Not only do these routes play a hugely important role in strengthening our links with North America they will also help generate significant inbound tourism for Glasgow and Scotland, particularly at a time when the current exchange rate favours the US Dollar.

“Earlier this month Loganair launched our first ever direct service to Bergen, Norway, and with new flights to Frankfurt and Madrid still to come we are continuing to provide passengers with a greater choice of business and leisure destinations.”

 

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