Glasgow Airport reports passenger growth for March 2012
11 April 2012
An increase in demand for international travel saw Glasgow Airport report a significant rise in passenger numbers for March 2012.
Almost 508,000 people travelled through the airport in March 2012 representing a rise of 4.6% compared to the same period last year, with the main driver of this growth being the dramatic increase in international traffic which grew by 13.8%.
The introduction in March of new routes to Rome and Barcelona contributed to the increase in passenger numbers, as did the strong performance of airlines such as easyJet, Emirates, Jet2.com and KLM, all of which reported growth. In the same month, easyJet confirmed it is to extend its Jersey route to a year-round service, Jet2.com introduced a third aircraft and BA CityFlyer announced it is to increase the frequency of its Glasgow to London City service.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “We have been working extremely hard to expand our route network and the addition of a number of new destinations such as Rome, which is a first for Glasgow, was undoubtedly a factor in attracting more passengers to the airport.
“The Easter get-away ensured we had a busy start to April and with a number of major conferences taking place in Glasgow in the coming weeks, we hope this trend can continue.”