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Tuesday 19th of January 2016
Glasgow Airport has reported its largest ever passenger increase figures for 2015, after the airport saw over 8.7 million passengers use the airport last year, representing an increase of 13%. This means that Glasgow Airport has achieved its fifth consecutive year of growth, and this news comes as the airport celebrates its golden anniversary year in 2016.
The reason behind Glasgow Airport’s record growth levels is partly due to the 30 new routes announced over the past 12 months, which have strengthened the airport’s connections to major European cities significantly. Passenger figures for December 2015 alone were record breaking, with 569,000 people travelling through the airport, a figure which is up by 10.1% compared with December 2014.
Last year was also the year of accolades for Glasgow Airport, as it scooped three major industry awards, including: UK Airport of the Year, Scottish Airport of the Year and Best Airport in the UK.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport said:
“2015 was exceptional in so many respects and we start our golden anniversary year in an incredibly strong position.
“Welcoming an additional one million passengers through our doors last year was a huge accomplishment, but by far the most pleasing aspect was the extent to which we bolstered our connections to European cities such as Budapest, Prague, Milan and Bucharest.
“2016 marks the airport’s 50th anniversary and we are determined to ensure this year makes the history books. Over the coming months we will welcome two major flag carriers in the form of Air Canada Rouge and Air France, and a new service to Montreal will commence with Air Transat. With these airlines, and others, coming on board we anticipate that 2016 will be our busiest year ever – topping nine million passengers for the first time in our history and putting us on a trajectory towards 10 million.”