The report is the only air transport report which includes all types of civil aviation passenger flights: full service, low cost and charter. It reveals that passenger traffic at Europe’s airports grew by an average +5.6% during the month.
Airports are categorised based on passenger numbers with Glasgow Airport falling into Group 3 - airports welcoming between 5 and 10 million passengers. Glasgow was the fourth fastest growing Group 3 airport in May.
Glasgow Airport recorded its busiest May in seven years after 785,063 passengers travelled through its doors during the month, representing an increase of 13.3% on the same period last year. International traffic grew by 17% while domestic traffic increased by 9.1%, ensuring the airport was able to record its 27th consecutive month of growth.
Ten new routes got off the ground during May, including Thomas Cook Airline’s direct weekly service to Las Vegas, Canadian airline WestJet’s first ever UK service to Halifax, and Jet2’s new route to Prague. Travel agent Barrhead Travel also resumed its summer charter flights to Malaga, Venice, Barcelona and Palma.