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.
Regarding national traffic, business traffic grew by 12.3%, and the number of leisure travellers also grew by the same amount, both on London and regional routes.
According to Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport: “September was an extremely positive month, both in terms of passenger growth and for new routes. With Air Canada Rouge announcing a new service to Toronto, and Air Transat announcing a brand new route to Montreal from next summer, we are continuing to strengthen our long haul connectivity. In terms of European routes, we will welcome another new airline, Blue Air, to the airport on 17 December with a service to Bucharest, and we received further welcome news in September that Wizz Air will also serve the Romanian capital from 2016. Once again it was a pleasure to welcome visitors to the city, and we look forward to playing our part over the coming weeks for the World Gymnastics Championships and the Turner Prize.”
In addition, Glasgow Airport was officially rewarded UK Airport of Year at the 2015 National Transport Awards on Thursday 8 October. The airport was recognised for its continued efforts in growing passenger numbers, securing new routes and its commitment to customer service.
Another positive fact is the new service to Berlin that will be offered by Ryanair in October; EasyJet, will launch a new route to Milan next December; and also with British Airways, we will be able to fly to Salzburg directly.