Glasgow Airport prepares for busy summer getaway
28 June 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 their summer holidays.
With schools across the West of Scotland breaking for the summer, an estimated 220,000 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, Portugal, Florida and Dubai.
Extra staff will be in place to help guide passengers through the check-in process and the airport will be providing a range of entertainment and activities to ensure everyone’s holiday gets off to the best possible start. This will include interactive science workshops with the Glasgow Science Centre, treasure hunts for the kids, face painters and performances from a local dance group.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “We are looking forward to yet another busy summer period and this weekend is set to be our busiest of the year so far. The addition of a host of new services, including Emirates’ second daily flight to Dubai, coupled with the decision by a number of airlines to add extra capacity means we are expecting more passengers compared to the same period last year.
“For those who haven’t travelled through the airport recently, they will notice a number of changes. As part of our ongoing investment programme we have transformed our main departures lounge which now includes new shops and bars that offer spectacular views of the airfield. For many people, their holiday begins the moment they arrive at the airport and together with the entertainment and additional staff our new facilities will help ensure everyone’s journey through the airport is an enjoyable one.”