Domestic traffic grew by 6.9% with British Airways, Flybe and Loganair all reporting a strong February. Ryanair’s three daily services to Stansted also continued to perform well.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “Our success in securing new routes and attracting airlines to Glasgow has translated into sustained passenger growth and we could not have asked for a better start to the year. The next three months will see the launch of a further 13 new routes including direct flights to Las Vegas, Munich, Prague and Halifax, Nova Scotia.
“We are continuing to make improvements to the airport in order to accommodate this growth and are making excellent progress with the £3 million extension of our east pier. It is an exciting time for Glasgow Airport and there is much to look forward to with major events such as the World Gymnastics and IPC Swimming World Championships still to come.”
In February, Aer Lingus launched its new service to Donegal, and Citywing confirmed it will increase its services to the Isle of Man to 11 per week during the summer season. Flybe will launch a new double daily service to Bournemouth on 29 March and the airline confirmed it will introduce a direct service to Cardiff in June.
February also saw Glasgow Airport receive the British Safety Council’s International Safety Award for its achievements in health and safety and assurance standards.
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