Thursday 11th of June 2015
Glasgow Airport has recorded its busiest month in seven years after 785,063 passengers passed through the airport in May 2015, a 13.3% increase on the same period in 2014, making it the 27% consecutive month of growth.
May 2015 saw the launch of ten new routes from Glasgow Airport, including Jet2’s new route to Prague, Thomas Cook’s direct service to Las Vegas and Westjet’s first UK service to Halifax. Summer flights were also resumed by travel agent Barrhead Travel from Glasgow to Palma, Barcelona, Venice and Malaga.
Rugby fans took to the skies from Glasgow Airport to watch the Glasgow Warriors play Munster in the Guinness PRO12 in Belfast this month, causing a boost to domestic passenger numbers departing from the airport.
The Managing Director of Glasgow Airport commented on the airport’s recent boost in passenger numbers:
“May has been a show stopping month with the launch of 10 new services, including a number of firsts for Glasgow, Scotland and the UK. Following our busiest April on record, we’ve also been recognised as one of the fastest growing airports in Europe this year by ACI Europe. Our growth in 2015 has been truly unprecedented, reflected in the fact we’ve enjoyed consistent double digit increases in our passenger numbers every month since November.”
Thomas Cook Airlines have announced that they will begin direct flights to Cancun and Barbados from Glasgow Airport later this year and Jet2 will be jetting passengers direct from Glasgow to Girona in 2016.