Glasgow airport enjoys busiest June for five years

GLASGOW airport today announced its busiest June for five years, when passenger numbers increased by 5.4 per cent to nearly 775,000 compared to 2012.

Glasgow enjoyed bumper passenger numbers in June. Picture: PA

Scotland’s second busiest airport has now been growing every month for nearly two-and-half years, while larger rival Edinburgh - which overtook it in 2007 - only returned to growth two months ago after nearly a year in the doldrums.

Glasgow said popular routes had included to sun spots such as the Balearics, Canary Islands, Portugal and Turkey.

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Long-haul routes, such as to Florida, Toronto and Dubai, also saw extra passengers last month.

Managing director Amanda McMillan said: “It really is an exciting time for Glasgow airport and it’s particularly pleasing to follow the unveiling of our new logo and the launch of the Dreamliner’s first Scottish flight [to Mexico on Monday] with news of further passenger growth.”

The figures come two days after Edinburgh airport revealed it had also enjoyed a record June, with its passenger total up by 8.4 per cent to nearly 957,000.