For 31 consecutive months, Glasgow Airport has increased the number of passengers and last month, this airport recorded its busiest month after welcoming 896,226 people, which means a growth of 14.5% per year. Glasgow Airport registered a great volume of international traffic, which was influenced by sport events such as the Davis Cup or the Scotland v Germany Euro 2016 and rose by 16%. In addition, other factors were the new routes to Eastern European cities Vilnius and Lublin launched by Wizz Air recently. Whereas, Air Canada has stated that there will be a new route between Glasgow Airport to Toronto from next Summer.
According to the European region of Airports Council International (ACI Europe), Glasgow Airport was one of fastest expanding airports in Europe in August. ACI Europe announced it in its latest traffic report last 7th October. In the report Glasgow Airport was positioned in fourth place within the fastest growing airport category, with annual passenger traffic increasing by 12.2 per cent. In August, Glasgow Airport recorded growth for its 30th consecutive month, with a total of 878,515 travellers using the airport. The other airports that reported the highest increases in passenger compared to the previous year were: – Gothenburg (+16%) – Budapest (+15%) – Porto (+14.3%) – Glasgow (+12.2%) – Stuttgart STR (+11%) ACI Europe classifies airports […]
Glasgow Airport has recorded its busiest May in seven years after 785,063 passengers travelled through its doors during the month, representing an increase of 13.3% on the same period last year. International traffic grew by 17% while domestic traffic increased by 9.1%, ensuring the airport was able to record its 27th consecutive month of growth. Ten new routes got off the ground during the month, including Thomas Cook Airline’s direct weekly service to Las Vegas, Canadian airline WestJet’s first ever UK service to Halifax, and Jet2’s new route to Prague. Travel agent Barrhead Travel also resumed its summer charter flights to Malaga, Venice, Barcelona and Palma. Domestic passenger numbers received a welcome boost during the month with hundreds of rugby fans descending on Belfast to […]
Source: The Economist Why buying airports has taken off IMAGINE owning a shopping centre that your customers are forced to stay in for several hours. Better yet, everyone who visits is relatively rich, and many are in a giddy holiday mood. Now imagine that the number of these special shopping centres is strictly regulated, giving you a near-monopoly. On top of this you get paid a fee per visitor. No wonder buying airports has become something of an investment fad. Though potentially lucrative, airports tie up a lot of capital, which is why governments around the world are selling them. Some are being listed on stockmarkets, others sold to private investors. The Japanese government is selling […]