Glasgow Airport enjoys busiest June on record

Almost 950,000 passengers either flew in or out of the airport. Picture: John Devlin
Almost 950,000 passengers either flew in or out of the airport. Picture: John Devlin
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Glasgow Airport has recorded its busiest June on record after almost 950,000 passengers travelled through its doors.

Airport managing director Amanda McMillan said it had dealt with an “unprecedented” number of visitors in the traditionally busy month which kicks off the summer holiday season.

A total of 946,315 people flew into or out of the airport in June, an increase of 4.4 per cent on the same period in 2015.

Domestic and international traffic grew by 3.2 per cent and 5.2 per cent respectively, with airlines such as British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair all reporting an increase in demand for their London services.

At the same time, demand for scheduled European flights grew by 12 per cent.

Ms McMillan said: “June is traditionally one of our busiest months of the year with the arrival of the school holidays and last month saw an unprecedented number of passengers choose to start their holiday from Glasgow Airport.

“From a route development perspective, we continued to strengthen our long-haul connectivity when we welcomed Air Canada Rouge on board and Delta Air Lines also confirmed it will introduce direct flights between Glasgow and New York-JFK in May 2017.

“Alongside our efforts in expanding our route network, we are making marked progress with our £25 million terminal redevelopment programme.”

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