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Glasgow Airport records busiest ever April
12 May 2017
Glasgow Airport has recorded its 50th consecutive month of growth and busiest ever April after over 786,000 passengers travelled through the airport in April, representing a 8.9 per cent increase compared with the previous year.
Throughout April there was a substantial 18 per cent rise in the number of international passengers flying from Scotland’s largest city with Air France, Blue Air, Ryanair and Wizz Air recording strong demand for European flights while long haul traffic was boosted with both Emirates and Virgin Atlantic enjoying their busiest ever April at Glasgow Airport.
Further contributing to the continued growth of Glasgow Airport was a number of new route launches in April with Ryanair commencing flights to Lisbon, Palanga and Valencia, while Flybe launched increased flights on existing routes to Leeds/ Bradford, Manchester and Southampton. Aer Lingus launched increased flights to Donegal, Blue Air launched a new third weekly flight to Bucharest and easyJet added a sixth weekly flight to Amsterdam.
At the forefront of Scottish Aviation, Glasgow Airport is the first Scottish airport to ever welcome over 1 million passengers in a single month and the continued rise in passenger numbers at Glasgow Airport is in thanks largely to the airports multi-award winning customer service, unrivalled choice of worldwide destinations and its central location with direct motorway access ensuring the airport is the preferred choice for travellers from across Scotland including those in Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and beyond.
Already Scotland's gateway to the world and the nation's fastest growing airport, Glasgow Airport has enjoyed huge success in recent times establishing itself as one of Europe's fastest growing airports and this success is set to continue throughout 2017 with new flights taking-off to over 30 exciting destinations including Bergen, Cape Verde, Dubrovnik, Frankfurt, Jamaica, Krakow, Lisbon, Madrid, New York JFK and Valencia - offering passengers over 1 million additional seats.
Amanda McMillan, Managing Director, 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.”
Direct flights from Glasgow Airport to 130 exciting worldwide including Amsterdam, Berlin, Dubai, London, Milan, New York, Reykjavik and Toronto can be booked now through Air Glasgow ensuring you get the cheapest flights every time you book.