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Glasgow Airport's passenger numbers top 1m all summer

Posted 20 September 2017 · Add Comment

Glasgow Airport has recorded its busiest August on record after more than 1,008,800 passengers travelled through its doors, representing a 7% increase on the same period last year.

This means that Glasgow Airport enjoyed its busiest ever summer as more than three million people passed through the terminal during the peak months of June, July and August. The airport also registered one million-plus passenger numbers for three consecutive summer months for the first time in its history.

EU scheduled services increased by 17% on the same period last year thanks to additional capacity and strong demand on a number of routes including Milan, Paris, Berlin, Lisbon and Valencia.

Long-haul routes were up 16% thanks to the continued popularity of Virgin’s Orlando route and Emirates’ twice-daily Dubai service, which surpassed the four million passenger milestone in August following its introduction in 2004.



International traffic grew by 12.4% with a number of transatlantic services to New York, Philadelphia, Toronto and Vancouver reporting strong demand.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “Summer is our peak time of year as people head off on their holidays, but our August passenger numbers were also boosted considerably by a series of high-profile events including the World Pipe Band Championships and the TOTAL BWF World Championships, which attracted thousands of visitor and competitors to the city.

“The launch of Ryanair’s daily Frankfurt service has helped us make a strong start to September, while the introduction of the airline’s new Madrid and Krakow routes next month will further strengthen our European connectivity and offer our passengers an even greater destination choice.

“While Celtic’s UEFA Champions League group opponents may present an exciting challenge on the pitch, football fans attending home and away games against PSG, Bayern Munich and Anderlecht will also be well served by Glasgow Airport’s extensive range of European services.”

 

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