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February 2014 passenger numbers up 6%

Glasgow Airport has continued its positive start to 2014 with nearly 450,000 passengers travelling in February – an increase of 6% on 2013.

It was a particularly strong month for international traffic, which rose by nearly 13% due to demand for long-haul services and a number of airlines such as Thomson, Jet2.com, Icelandair and KLM adding capacity.

Domestic traffic rose by 2% with strong demand for London and regional services, while CityJet’s new Cardiff service has had an encouraging start.

There were a number of positive announcements and developments during the month, including Glasgow Airport becoming the first airport in the UK to receive a globally recognised Airports Council International (ACI) certificate for service and quality, scoring highly in leadership, people management, arrival services and general facilities.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “It is very pleasing to continue our positive start to the year, particularly as 2014 is shaping up to be a very exciting year. Wizz Air, which flies to the Polish cities of Gdansk and Warsaw, recently celebrated its first year at Glasgow Airport and Jet2.com will celebrate a successful three years here at the end of March.

“Citywing’s new service to the Isle of Man commences on Tuesday 1 April and the following week Glasgow Airport will welcome the Airbus A380 – the world’s largest passenger aircraft – for the first time as part of Emirates’ 10 anniversary celebrations.

“April also signals the start of the summer schedule and the busy Easter holiday period. By this time passengers will notice a great deal of work in and around the terminal as we continue to invest in new and improved facilities. The Commonwealth Games and Ryder cup are just two of the high-profile events coming to Glasgow and Scotland this year and the airport is getting ready to play its part.”

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