Strong start to the year for Glasgow Airport with busiest February on record
14 March 2016 • Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review
Glasgow Airport has recorded a 14.1 percent increase in February passenger traffic, continuing its strong start to 2016.
Glasgow Airport is celebrate a strong start to 2016 with its best ever start to a year. In total, 582,879 passengers travelled through the airport during February, an increase of 14.1 percent compared to the previous year.
International traffic grew by 13.2 percent at Glasgow Airport
International traffic grew by 13.2 percent due to strong demand on European routes to Berlin, Reykjavik and Milan. Aer Lingus also added capacity on its Dublin service, and Eurowings reported particularly strong demand on its Dusseldorf route.
Domestic traffic increased by 14.8 percent with Flybe’s services to Exeter and Cardiff proving popular. British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair also reported strong demand for their London services.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport said: “This year marks a huge milestone for the airport as we celebrate our golden anniversary year. What makes that even more exciting is the fact that we are continuing to see our passenger numbers grow at record rates, following our success in 2015 securing more than 30 new routes and services.
“We are continuing to make improvements in our airport to accommodate this growth”
“We are continuing to make improvements in our airport to accommodate this growth and will be investing significantly this year in a comprehensive airside terminal redevelopment which will include new catering and retail outlets.
“Later this month we will welcome the first of our major new flag carriers when Air France launches its daily service to Paris Charles de Gaulle. Over the coming months we will also begin new services to Montreal, Newquay and the Spanish city of Girona.”
February’s passenger figures continue on from its busiest January on record and its busiest year in 2015 since 2007. Annual passenger numbers grew by 13 percent to over 8.7 million ensuring the airport recorded its fifth consecutive year of growth.