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AUGUST GROWTH ROUNDS OFF BUMPER SUMMER FOR GLASGOW AIRPORT

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AUGUST GROWTH ROUNDS OFF BUMPER SUMMER FOR GLASGOW AIRPORT

·        6% increase in August passenger numbers

·        2.4 million passengers during peak summer months

 

Glasgow Airport has reported another month of growth after 746,000 passengers travelled through its doors in August, representing an increase of 6% compared to the same period last year.

Glasgow Airport logo 2013Almost 2.4 million passengers used Glasgow Airport during the peak summer months of June, July and August, ensuring the airport enjoyed its busiest summer since 2008.

Domestic and international traffic both grew by 6% during August and a number of airlines including Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, KLM and Wizz Air all reported an increase in demand.

Whilst much of the airport’s growth can be attributed to airlines adding extra capacity, it benefited from Glasgow City Marketing Bureau’s success in promoting the inbound tourism potential of the city and attracting a series of major events and conferences. Events such as the World Pipe Band Championships and the UDO World Street Dance Championships attracted tens of thousands of visitors to Glasgow during August.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “We enjoyed an extremely busy summer with more than 125,000 additional passengers using the airport during June, July and August compared to same period last year.

“Not only was it our busiest summer in five years, it was one of our best in terms of operational performance. Despite the significant increase in numbers and a host of large scale events, 99.4% of our passengers passed through security in less than 10 minutes during the summer months.”

Glasgow Airport has received a number of welcome airline announcements including confirmation from Icelandair it will increase seat capacity by 25% with the introduction of an additional weekly service in 2014. Both easyJet and Jet2.com have added extra capacity on their respective Amsterdam and Barcelona routes in response to Celtic’s progress in the Champions League.

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Paisley Pipe Band Championships 2013

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Paisley Pipe Band Championships 2013

Watch some of the best pipe bands from across the country do battle!

From Milngavie to Manchester, they’ll be coming to Paisley town centre to play for you and compete for some prestigious prizes before ‘marching past’ together.

Pipers will be marching down the High St from noon for judging in the main arena in County Square.

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Now in its fourth year, the competition is a major staging post on the way to the World Pipe Band – don’t miss it.

Saturday 20th July County Square Paisley 12pm – 6pm

All Photographs taken by Anne McNair for http://www.paisley.org.uk

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Paisley Pipe Band Competition

Paisley Pipe Band Competition 2012

Pipe bands from across Scotland will come to Paisley to compete in the town’s first ever pipe band competition.

pipe-bandBands from Paisley, Johnstone and Renfrew, will be up against competition from all over the country at the event in Paisley town centre on Saturday 24 July.

A procession of bands will play as they make their way down Paisley High Street from New Street to the cenotaph. They will then compete before judges in County Square.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Celia Lawson said: “Although Renfrewshire has a number of successful pipe bands this is the first time we have hosted a pipe band competition. The event will rather unusually take place in our historic town centre which will give it a unique atmosphere and give people an opportunity to watch the procession come through the town.

“The competition is less than a month before the World Pipe Band Championships so it’s a great warm up for the competitors and we expect to see some of Scotland’s best pipe bands playing in Paisley town centre.”

The event is supported by Paisley Vision Board and bands will compete for a Paisley Vision trophy.

The Paisley Pipe Band Competition takes place from 12pm – 4pm on Saturday 24 July.

Content and Image from Renfrewshire.gov.uk