Summer gets off to a flying start
27 June 2013
Glasgow Airport is preparing for one of its busiest weekends of the year as the end of the school term approaches.
An estimated 110,000 passengers will travel through the airport this weekend, with holidaymakers from all over Scotland jetting off to the sun.
Glasgow Airport serves a wide range of short, medium and long-haul leisure destinations, and the majority of passengers this weekend will head for tried-and-tested sunspots like Palma, Alicante, Tenerife, Turkey and Florida.
Popular city routes this weekend include Amsterdam, London and Dubai – all popular tourist destinations in their own right as well as hub airports which offer connectivity to hundreds of onward destinations around the world.
Additional staff, including senior managers and back office personnel, will be drafted in at peak times over the weekend to provide support and assurance for passengers as they prepare for check-in and security.
The airport is also providing entertainment and activities to create a carnival atmosphere in the terminal and ensure everyone’s holiday gets off to the best possible start. The entertainment includes dance performances, caricaturists, a surf simulator, a treasure hunt and so much more.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “Every year the team at Glasgow Airport rises to the challenge of seeing thousands of Scots off on their summer holidays.
“We are looking forward to a lot of hard work over the next few days but also a fantastic atmosphere, with so much happening in the terminal to create a real holiday feel.”
The popularity of traditional hotspots such as Spain and Turkey has been recognised by Glasgow Airport's foreign currency provider, Travelex.
Phil Turner, regional manager of Travelex, Glasgow Airport’s foreign exchange provider comments: “While we’ve seen a 37% increase in sales of Euros versus this time last year, sales of Turkish Lira have seen the biggest boost, increasing 69% in the last year; showing savvy Scots are making the most of the Turkish Lira’s slump in value."