Glasgow Airport records 50th consecutive month of growth

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Glasgow Airport records 50th consecutive month of growth

Gatwick has topped the 44m passenger mark for the first year ever (Source: Getty)

Gatwick has topped the 44m passenger mark for the first year ever (Source: Getty)

BOSSES at Glasgow Airport are on a high after the Paisley-based terminal recorded its 50th consecutive month of growth.

Latest figures show more than 786,000 passengers jetted off from the airport last month.

It was the busiest April on record, with an 8.9 per cent increase in customers compared to the same period last year.

There was an 18 per cent increase in international traffic, with strong demand for the airport’s new European destinations, such as Valencia and Lisbon.

Amanda McMillan, the airport’s managing director, 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 May 26.

“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, particularly at a time when the current exchange rate favours the US dollar.

“WEarlier 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.”

A number of airlines added extra capacity in April including Jet2 and Thomas Cook and the airport was boosted by the Easter break with almost 110,000 passengers using it during the first weekend of the school holidays.

Source: www.the-gazette.co.uk

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