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Glasgow Airport is celebrating a record start to its 50th anniversary year after welcoming 551,177 passengers through its doors in January, representing an annual increase of 13.5% and making it the airport’s busiest January on record.

International traffic grew by 17.6% due to strong demand for some of the airport’s new services to European cities such as Milan and Bucharest – both of which launched in December 2015.  Emirates, which offers a double daily service to Dubai, and Aer Lingus, which this year added capacity to Dublin, also reported particularly strong demand.  

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Glasgow Airport has been confirmed as one of Europe’s fastest growing airports during 2015 according to European airport trade body ACI EUROPE which has released its traffic report for the full year.

ACI EUROPE categorises airports based on passenger numbers with Glasgow Airport falling into group three - airports welcoming between 5 and 10 million passengers. Glasgow was the fifth fastest growing airport in its group behind Milan, Gothenburg, Berlin and Porto.

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Thomas Cook Airlines has announced it will base an extra new aircraft at Glasgow Airport to support its newly launched Winter 2016 programme.

Customers looking for winter sun will benefit from another 25,000 seats available to the Canaries throughout the winter from the fleet of three full-time A321s. They’ll also see an additional five flights per week to the popular Canary Islands: Tenerife flights move up from seven to eight a week; Lanzarote moves up from two to four per week; Gran Canaria from one to two per week; and Fuerteventura move from two to three per week.


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Flybe franchise partner, Loganair is offering passengers the chance to experience a landing on one of the world’s most unusual runways, Barra beach in the Outer Hebrides, with a special same-day fare

The route is regularly featured as one of the world’s most stunning airports.

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If you are a journalist seeking information about Glasgow Airport, you’ll find everything you need right here at our Media Centre.

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From all our latest news to additional company information and facts and figures about the airport, this is your starting point. Our experienced media relations team will provide journalists with information about Glasgow Airport.

Media enquiries from journalists can be sent by email to You can also call our Head of Communications on 0141 848 4558 or Communications Manager on 0141 848 4737.

For urgent, out-of-office hours media enquiries please call 07659 129769.

The media team is unable to assist with marketing, advertising or sponsorship enquiries.

Please call 0844 481 5555 for all non-media enquiries.


A library of print-quality images covering many aspects of our business, as well as our senior management team and company logos, is available free of charge to journalists/media – please contact us.

Filming and photography at Glasgow Airport

We will do our very best to accommodate your requests. However, filming at a busy international airport such as Glasgow provides logistical and security challenges and there will be times when we will be unable to facilitate any non-essential filming and photography requests.

Please bear in mind that all filming and photography within Glasgow Airport requires a permit so your request must be made at least two working days before the required date. There are exceptions but if you want to guarantee that you meet your deadlines, please contact us well in advance.

Unfortunately, we are not able to grant requests for filming or taking photographs at Glasgow Airport to students.

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