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Glasgow Airport records busiest ever June with over 1 million passengers
26 July 2017
Glasgow Airport has recorded its 52nd consecutive month of growth and busiest ever June after over 1 millions passengers travelled through the airport in June, representing a 5.7 per cent increase compared with the previous year.
Throughout the month there was a substantial 10.4 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 including Alicante, Amsterdam, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Dusseldorf, Reykjavik, Rome and Tenerife.
The number of passengers travelling on long haul flights from Scotland's economic powerhouse continued to grow with a 12.4 per cent rise, 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.
Further contributing to the continued growth of Scotland's leading airport was a number of new route launches with Ryanair commencing direct flights to Zadar, Croatia.
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: “June is traditionally one of our busiest months of the year, but to exceed one million passengers is yet another significant achievement for Glasgow Airport.
“Our strong performance in the first half of 2017 has been driven by our efforts to enhance existing services and expand our growing network with new destinations to give even more choice to our customers, including the launch of Ryanair’s new Zadar route last week.
“Later this month we’ll see a return of Scotland’s only direct link with Seoul as Korean Air’s in-bound charter service returns with an additional flight.
“Route development continues to be a key priority in driving growth at the airport and we’re looking forward to welcoming a number of services in the second half of 2017 to exciting new destinations including Madrid, Krakow and Frankfurt.”
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.