Glasgow Airport reports passenger growth for February 2012
12 March 2012
A strong demand for overseas travel enabled Glasgow Airport to report an increase in passenger numbers for February 2012.
Almost 415,000 passengers travelled through Glasgow in February, representing a rise of 3.2% on the previous year. After adjusting for the effect of the leap year, passenger numbers were marginally down 0.4%, however, it was the airport’s international traffic which enjoyed substantial growth, increasing by 12.4%.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “Once again, it was our EU scheduled and long haul routes which experienced a marked increase in demand and if Scotland is to maintain its competitive advantage then we must do everything we can to secure more direct links to European and global markets.
"Later this month, Jet2.com will introduce direct services to Barcelona and Rome but with the Chancellor set to further increase Air Passenger Duty (APD) in a few weeks time, it will become increasingly difficult to land routes which could help Scotland export its way out of the current economic downturn."