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Glasgow Airport reports busiest September in a decade

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Glasgow Airport has reported its 31st consecutive month of growth and its busiest September in 10 years after 896,226 passengers travelled through its doors, representing an annual increase of 14.5%.

Major sporting events, including the Davis Cup and the Scotland v Germany Euro 2016 qualifying match resulted in a particularly strong month for international traffic, which grew by 16%. Wizz Air launched two new routes to Eastern European cities Vilnius and Lublin, while Air Canada Rouge announced it will begin flying from Glasgow Airport next summer with a new service to Toronto.

Domestic traffic experienced double digit growth at 12.3% with a strong demand from both business and leisure travellers on London and regional routes.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport said:

“September was an extremely positive month, both in terms of passenger growth and for new routes.  With Air Canada Rouge announcing a new service to Toronto, and Air Transat announcing a brand new route to Montreal from next summer, we are continuing to strengthen our long haul connectivity.  

“In terms of European routes, we will welcome another new airline, Blue Air, to the airport on 17 December with a service to Bucharest, and we received further welcome news in September that Wizz Air will also serve the Romanian capital from 2016.

“Once again it was a pleasure to welcome visitors to the city, and we look forward to playing our part over the coming weeks for the World Gymnastics Championships and the Turner Prize.”

The positive news about passenger growth follows on from Glasgow Airport securing the ‘UK Airport of the Year’ title at the National Transport Awards in London on Thursday 8 October. It also comes on the back of Glasgow Airport experiencing one of its busiest weekends of the year as close to 155,000 people passed through its doors for the October break.

In October, Ryanair will being a new service to the German capital of Berlin. easyJet will launch a new service to the fashion capital of Milan in December, and British Airways will start a new direct service to Salzburg.

Traffic summary

September 2015

 

 

 

Terminal passengers

(000s)

%

Change

September 2014 to August 2015

%

Change

896,226

14.5%

8,514,688

 

12%

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