Ryanair cheers 100,000th Glasgow Airport passenger

Ryanair celebrated carrying its 100,000th passenger from Glasgow Airport. Picture: Neil Hanna

Ryanair celebrated carrying its 100,000th passenger from Glasgow Airport. Picture: Neil Hanna

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A low-cost airline has celebrated carrying its 100,000th passenger from its new Scottish base since it opened at the end of October.

Ryanair began operating from Glasgow Airport about six weeks ago, offering seven new routes for winter.

The 100,000th passenger was Harry Campbell, a business traveller from Paisley, Renfrewshire, who was told the news as he was about to board the Ryanair morning service to London Stansted.

He was rewarded with a return flight to London Stansted and an overnight stay in the Radisson Blu Stansted hotel.

The airline is also celebrating the milestone by releasing 100,000 seats for sale across its European network at prices from £14.99 for travel in December and January.

Ryanair spokeswoman Maria Macken said: “Ryanair is delighted to celebrate its 100,000 customer at its new Glasgow Airport base which launched at the end of October.

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“Ryanair has seen huge demand for its seven new winter routes at Glasgow Airport as customers in Scotland snap up Ryanair’s lowest fares to top destinations including London Stansted, Dublin and Derry.”

The airline will also deliver nine new routes for summer 2015 and expects to handle more than 850,000 passengers a year from Glasgow.

Francois Bourienne, Glasgow Airport’s commercial director, said: “Ryanair has been a fantastic new addition to Glasgow Airport and we are extremely pleased to have the airline on board.

“The fact that we are seeing Ryanair carry its 100,000th passenger today is testament to the popularity of its seven routes this winter amongst our customers.

“Ryanair has ambitious plans for growth, particularly amongst Glasgow’s business community, which is why it is focused on opening new bases at primary airports such as Glasgow.

“We are committed to working with Ryanair to continue to enhance our route offering and deliver services based on customer demand.

“We look forward to continuing to work closely with the team at Ryanair to ensure it enjoys continued growth and success at Glasgow Airport.”

The airline also flies from Prestwick and Edinburgh airports in Scotland.

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