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GLASGOW AIRPORT ENJOYS BUSIEST JULY IN FIVE YEARS

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GLASGOW AIRPORT ENJOYS BUSIEST JULY IN FIVE YEARS

Passenger numbers up 5.4% in July 2013

Glasgow Airport enjoyed its busiest July in five years after more than 832,000 travelled through its doors, representing an increase of 5.4% compared to the same period last year.

A strong demand from holidaymakers and the solid performance of a number of Glasgow’s long haul routes including Emirates’ double daily Dubai service and United and US Airways’ direct flights to America, contributed to a 3.7% increase in international traffic.

Glasgow Airport logo 2013Domestic traffic, which grew by 8%, benefited from the performance of British Airways’ London routes and Flybe’s UK regional services, whilst Celtic’s Champions League qualifiers against Belfast side Cliftonville also provided a welcome boost.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “The summer season is always a busy time for the airport but there has been a marked increase in the number of people choosing to fly from Glasgow over the course of the past two months.

“We have enjoyed consistent passenger growth since January 2011 which underlines the progress we are making in terms of securing new routes and services. It is particularly pleasing to see our domestic traffic perform so well and with Glasgow hosting events such as the World Pipe Band Championships and UDO World Street Dancing Championship, we are looking forward to a busy August.”

Glasgow Airport is continuing with its £17 million investment programme which will see key parts of the main terminal building undergo a major makeover. This includes international arrivals which for many will be the gateway to the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Glasgow Airport Enjoys Busiest June In Five Years

GA LOGO Proud to serve Scotland

GLASGOW AIRPORT ENJOYS BUSIEST JUNE IN FIVE YEARS

Passenger numbers up 5.4% in June 2013

Passenger growth at Glasgow Airport has continued with almost 775,000 people travelling through the airport in June 2013, representing an increase of 5.4% compared to the same period last year.

GA LOGO Proud to serve ScotlandThe marked increase in numbers ensured the airport was able to enjoy its busiest June in five years and maintain its pattern of consistent passenger growth which has stretched back to January 2011.

There was a strong demand for domestic traffic which grew by 5.7% and the start of the busy summer getaway contributed to a 5.2% increase in international traffic. Over 113,000 people travelled through the airport during the last weekend of June alone with many heading to popular sun-spots such as the Balearics, Canary Islands, Portugal and Turkey.

Glasgow Airport’s long haul routes including Virgin Atlantic’s direct flights to Florida and Canadian Affair’s Toronto service, as well as Emirates double daily service to Dubai all enjoyed an increase in demand.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, 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 with news of further passenger growth.”

On Wednesday 10 July, Glasgow Airport reached a significant milestone in its £17 million investment programme with the unveiling of its new look logo. The launch of the logo and accompanying strapline – Proud to Serve Scotland – is a key part of the airport’s extensive preparations for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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