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Passenger numbers up 6% in February

Glasgow Airport has continued its positive start to 2014 after nearly 450,000 passengers travelled through its doors in February, representing an increase of 6% on the same period last year.

It was a particularly strong month for international traffic, which rose by nearly 13% due to demand for long-haul services and a number of airlines such as, Icelandair and KLM adding capacity.

Domestic traffic rose by 2% with strong demand for London and regional services, while CityJet’s new Cardiff service has also proved popular.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “It is very pleasing to have continued our positive start to 2014 which promises to be a very exciting year.

“We are looking forward to the launch of Citywing’s new service to the Isle of Man and in April we will become the first Scottish airport to welcome the A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, when Emirates will operate a one-off service to mark 10 years of serving Scotland.

“April will signal the start of our busy summer schedule and passengers will notice a great deal of work in the terminal as we continue to invest in new and improved facilities. The Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup are just two of the high-profile events coming to Glasgow and Scotland this year and we are ensuring we will be ready to play our part.”

In February Glasgow Airport became the first airport in the UK to receive an internationally recognised certificate for service and quality. The airport achieved the Airport Council International’s Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Assured Certification which provides a seal of approval on the airport’s facilities and services it provides to passengers.

Courtesy of Glasgow Airport.