Glasgow Airport gears up for April get-away
30 March 2012
Glasgow Airport is gearing up for one of its busiest periods of the year as tens of thousands of holidaymakers prepare to take to the skies for the Easter school holidays.
An estimated 180,000 passengers are expected to travel through the airport over the course of the next two weekends with the majority heading to popular sunspots such as the Canary Islands, Turkey, the Balearic Islands and the sunshine state of Florida.
The busy April getaway is welcome news for the airport which has made a strong start to 2012 with airlines such as Emirates, easyJet, Thomson, Virgin and Jet2.com all increasing capacity on existing popular routes or adding new destinations such as Barcelona and Rome.
Amanda McMillan, managing director at Glasgow Airport, said: “The Easter school holiday break is always a busy time for the airport and this year will be no different, which is very encouraging. We have enjoyed a great deal of success in recent months in expanding our route network and the greater choice of destinations is one of the main reasons why more and more people are choosing to start their holiday from Glasgow Airport.”
Extra staff will be in place to help guide passengers through the check-in process and Glasgow Airport would like to remind all motorists travelling to or from the airport to allow extra time for their journey. This is due to essential roadworks which are currently being carried out on the White Cart Viaduct on the M8.