October has been the busiest month for Glasgow Airport in eight years thanks to its 836,798 people travelling through it, which has meant an annual rise of 14%. Moreover, this airport has recorded one million passengers more throughout last year.
The international traffic has grown by 18.5% on last year, helped by strong demand for European services, among those have highlighted Icelandair and Wizz Air. In addition, there have been a “significant uplift” on long haul services to Toronto, Florida and Dubai.
During October, national traffic has grown by almost 9% because of the interest from business and leisure travellers on London services and regional routes.
Last month, Glasgow Airport was proclaimed UK Airport of the Year at the National Transport Awards in London and aviation trade body, ACI Europe, categorised it as one of the fastest growing airports in Europe during the third quarter of 2015.
The managing director at Glasgow Airport said: “It’s been another fantastic month for the airport in terms of passenger growth and route development, but being crowned UK Airport of the Year was the real highlight. “We have now enjoyed 11 consecutive months of double digit growth and have added an additional one million passengers since October 2014 which is a huge milestone. The fact that ACI Europe has once again categorised us as one of the fastest growing airports in Europe is also extremely pleasing.
“This month was very exciting for the city as it hosted a series of major international events including the World Gymnastics Championships at the Hydro and the Turner Prize at the Tramway.
“There is plenty more still to come before the end of the year, and next month we will see easyJet launch a new route to Milan, British Airways start a service to Salzburg and Blue Air and Wizz Air both begin new services to Bucharest.”
In addition, last month the British company Easyjet communicated that from summer 2016 a new flight to Marseille will start to operate and Ryanair will also launch a new route to Berlin. This is very good news as it will push the growth of passengers even more.