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Tuesday 18th of August 2015
Glasgow Airport has reported its busiest July in seven years after 956,483 passengers travelled through the airport last month. This marks an increase of 13.7% compared to the same period last year and Glasgow Airport’s ninth consecutive month of double-digit growth.
In addition to this, international traffic grew by 15.3%, with thousands of sunny destinations including Crete, Majorca, Tenerife and Costa del Sol in high demand among passengers. Long-haul services including WestJet’s daily flight to Halifax, Nova Scotia and Virgin Atlantic’s flight to Orlando have been in high demand recently, helping to contribute to the airport’s record growth. Demand for domestic flights from Glasgow Airport has also been on the increase with Ryanair and British Airways reporting increased sales on London routes.
Thanks to the airport’s busy first six months, the European airport trade body ACI Europe has classified Glasgow Airport as one of Europe’s fastest growing Airport’s.
Managing director of Glasgow Airport, Amanda McMillan has commented on the airport’s record growth figures:
“Not only did we welcome close to one million passengers in July, we were also classified as one of the fastest growing airports in Europe for the first half of 2015. Both of these factors underscore the significance of our exceptional growth this year. July has also been rewarding from a route development perspective, with easyJet announcing a new service to the fashion capital Milan, and Balkan Holidays unveiling details of a new service to Varna in Bulgaria.”