Busiest November in four years at Glasgow Airport
11 December 2012
Glasgow Airport experienced its busiest November since 2008 with almost 500,000 passengers travelling through the airport during the month, representing an increase of 5.3% against the same period last year.
Domestic and international traffic grew by 6.1% and 3.9% respectively. The decision by British Airways to add additional Heathrow capacity in order to meet the demand for hub connectivity drove the strong domestic performance, while other London services also performed well. International growth was primarily driven by Emirates’ double daily service to Dubai and strong performances from KLM and easyJet.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “To have enjoyed our busiest November in four years, and to see both domestic and international services performing well, is very encouraging. We have been buoyed by some very positive recent announcements and remain committed to further strengthening Glasgow’s connectivity by growing our route network.”
November saw Barrhead Travel announce it will double capacity for its 2013 summer programme, while CI Travel revealed it will launch Scotland’s only direct link with Guernsey. Emirates confirmed an upgrade of the aircraft used on its evening flight to a three-class Boeing 777.
Gama Aviation, a global provider of business aviation services, also revealed plans for a £3.5 million expansion at Glasgow Airport which will result in the construction of a dedicated aviation hangar. This will allow the company to provide an aircraft handling terminal and enhance its current maintenance capabilities.