582,879 passengers came through Glasgow Airports’ doors in February, which showed an increase of 14.1% from the previous year.
Domestic traffic grew the most (by 14.8%) with Flybe’s services to Exeter and Cardiff being one of the most popular. Other companies that were in high demand due to their London routes were easyJet, British Airways and Ryanair.
International traffic also increased by 13.2% thanks to the strong take-up of European routes to Berlin, Reykjavik and Milan. Aer Lingus also added capacity on its Dublin service, and Eurowings reported particularly strong demand on its Dusseldorf route.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport said: “This year marks a huge milestone for the airport as we celebrate our golden anniversary year. What makes that even more exciting is the fact that we are continuing to see our passenger numbers grow at record rates, following our success in 2015 securing more than 30 new routes and services.
“We are continuing to make improvements in our airport to accommodate this growth and will be investing significantly this year in a comprehensive airside terminal redevelopment which will include new catering and retail outlets.
“Later this month we will welcome the first of our major new flag carriers when Air France launches its daily service to Paris Charles de Gaulle. Over the coming months we will also begin new services to Montreal, Newquay and the Spanish city of Girona.”
The annual passenger numbers increased by 13% to over 8.7M, which means that this is the fifth consecutive year of growth. In addition, Glasgow Airport has been named as one of the fastest growing airports in Europe.