Glasgow Airport reports passenger growth for April 2013
13 May 2013
Passenger growth at Glasgow Airport has continued with almost 550,000 people travelling through the airport in April 2013, representing an increase of 0.4% compared to the same period last year.
A strong demand for both domestic and long haul travel coupled with the launch in April of Lufthansa Regional’s direct service to Dusseldorf ensured the airport was able to maintain its steady pattern of growth. Wizz Air’s flights to Warsaw and Gdansk, which launched in March, have also continued to prove popular.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “It is always pleasing to report growth and April was yet another busy month in terms of passenger numbers and route announcements.
“Outwith the launch of the new Lufthansa Regional service there were a number of positive developments. We received confirmation from Thomson Airways we will be the first Scottish airport to welcome the Dreamliner when it arrives on 8 July and British Airways reaffirmed its commitment to Glasgow with the launch of its new £800,000 lounge.
“Our multi-million pound investment programme is underway and passengers will begin to notice work within the terminal, particularly in the check-in hall where we are currently creating more space as we approach the busy summer period.”
Glasgow Airport is investing £17 million in refurbishing and enhancing key parts of the main terminal building, including international arrivals which for many will be the gateway to the 2014 Commonwealth Games.