For the past seven months, Glasgow Airport has gone from success to success in relation to the number of passengers that have gone through its doors and March hasn’t been different. Las month continued the same rhythm than the previous periods and Glasgow Airport has registered its busiest month after more than 660,000 passengers passed through the airport, which has meant an increase of 9% in comparison with the same period last year.
In addition, another record statistic has been that for the first time in its history, in the space of a year the number of passengers to the airport surpassed 8.9 million.
Regarding international traffic, it has risen by 11%. One of the main reasons has been the strong demand on European routes to Berlin, Dusseldorf and Bucharest. Therefore, Aer Lingus has also added capacity on its Dublin service and the airport welcomed Air France on board which launched its new service to its hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
National Traffic has grown by 7.2% due to Flybe, EasyJet and Loganair adding extra capacity on services.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport has stated: “Our performance during the first quarter of 2016 has ensured we’ve made what is our busiest ever start to a year. The fact we have achieved this in our 50th anniversary year makes it all the more pleasing.
“Our passenger numbers continue to benefit from Glasgow’s success in attracting large scale events, such as the World Irish Dancing Championships which saw over 5,000 competitors from 20 different countries descend on the city last month.
“We have also continued to strengthen our route network, particularly our links with major European cities, and the addition of one of the world’s major flag carriers, Air France, was a significant achievement. Providing a greater choice of direct routes not only opens up a host of new markets for Scottish passengers, it ensures Scotland is more accessible for the growing number of tourists who continue to visit our shores.”
These details merely confirm that Glasgow Airport is suffering an unstoppable growth, which it seems is not going to finish soon.