According to the passenger’s details, April has been a fantastic month for Glasgow Airport as it has registered its busiest April in its history. It has been possible thanks to the almost 722,000 people that travelled through this airport. This figure means an increase of 8.5% in comparison with the same period last year.
After seeing the strong demand for European destinations, this Airport increased the EU scheduled routes by 21%. In addition, for the past 18 months, Glasgow Airport has included flights to some of the most important European cities, such as Prague, Budapest, Milan and Bucharest. All this has meant a connectivity strengthening with the rest of the continent.
Regarding international and domestic traffic, they rose by 11.6% and 5.6% respectively with British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair, all of which registered an increase in demand for their London services. Other companies that also enjoyed a strong demand during this month were Air France, Germanwings, Blue Air and Jet2.
Amanda McMillan, chief executive of AGS Airports Limited and managing director of Glasgow Airport, stated: “It is extremely pleasing to see our new European services perform so well, as we knew they would. We have worked extremely hard to deliver the services our passengers demand and in April we received the welcome news that Ryanair will introduce direct flights to both Brussels Charleroi and Sofia later in the year.
“For the airport the busy summer period is now underway which has seen the return of long haul carriers such as Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines and WestJet. Over the coming months we will also welcome Air Canada Rouge on board as well as Korean Air which will launch Scotland’s first ever direct service to Seoul, South Korea.
“Alongside our on-going efforts in route development, we are currently investing £25 million which includes a comprehensive redevelopment of our main departure lounge. This will see a number of new catering and retail outlets open over the summer months.
“The most pleasing aspect of April’s figures is that they ensure we remain on course to exceed nine million passengers for the first time during what is our 50th anniversary year.”
Glasgow Airport, in addition to celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, is achieving the best results in its history, increasing the number of passenger month to month.