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Glasgow Airport records busiest ever August with over 1 million passengers
13 September 2017
Glasgow Airport has recorded its 54th consecutive month of growth and busiest ever August after over 1 millions passengers travelled through the airport, representing a 7 per cent increase compared with the previous 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 for three consecutive summer months for the first time in its history.
The latest figures show that more passengers are now using Glasgow Airport every two weeks than are using tax-payer owned Prestwick, in an entire year.
Throughout the month there was a substantial 12.4 per cent rise in the number of international passengers flying from Scotland’s largest city with Blue Air, Eurowings, Icelandair, Jet2, KLM, Ryanair and Wizz Air recording strong demand for European flights to destinations including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Dusseldorf, Lisbon, Reykjavik, Rome and Valencia.
The number of passengers travelling on long haul flights from Scotland's economic powerhouse continued to grow with Air Canada, Air Transat, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Thomas Cook, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and WestJet recording strong demand for flights to destinations including Dubai, Las Vegas, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia and Toronto. Overall, the number of passengers travelling on long haul flights was up 16 per cent.
At the forefront of Scottish Aviation, Glasgow Airport was 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 with new flights taking-off to over 30 exciting destinations including Brussels, Cape Verde, Dubrovnik, Frankfurt, Krakow, Lisbon, Madrid, Munich, New York JFK and Valencia - offering passengers over 1 million additional seats.
Amanda McMillan, Managing Director, 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.”
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.