Passenger numbers at Glasgow Airport up 5.6 per cent in September 2012
11 October 2012
Almost 740,000 people travelled through Glasgow Airport in September 2012 representing an increase of 5.6% compared to the same period last year.
International traffic was up 9.7% with many passengers making a late dash for some summer sunshine. European destinations such as Rome, Faro, Malaga and Alicante proved popular along with long-haul routes such as Emirates’ Dubai and Air Transat’s Toronto services.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “It is very encouraging to be able to continue our trend of passenger growth by reporting such positive figures for September.
“It is also significant that domestic traffic has returned to growth, with Flybe taking over the East Midlands route which was previously served by bmibaby.
“Following strong performances by easyJet and Jet2.com in September, both airlines will provide even more choice in the coming weeks when the winter schedule commences with easyJet continuing its flights to Palma and Jersey, and Jet2.com adding flights to Lanzarote.”
Notes to editors:
More than 100,000 people are expected to pass through Glasgow Airport this weekend (Friday 12 - Monday 15 October) as part of the October school holiday break. Passengers will be jetting off to popular sunspots such as the Canary Islands, Turkey and Florida and a number of airlines have added extra capacity over the coming days to meet demand.
Extra staff will be on duty in the terminal this weekend to offer assistance and help guide passengers through check-in. There will also be a range of entertainment and activities for children to ensure their holiday gets off to a great start.