Glasgow Airport exterior 18.12.14

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Glasgow Airport is preparing for its busiest festive period in six years as tens of thousands of travellers prepare to take to the skies over the Christmas holidays.

More than 220,000 people are expected to pass through the airport over the festive period (20 December – 2nd January) with many heading to sunnier climes to escape the winter chill. It is also a time when many people who live and work elsewhere in the UK or overseas, make their way home to celebrate Christmas and New Year with friends and family.

Glasgow Airport exterior 18.12.14

Dubai, New York and the Canary Islands are just some of the popular destinations people will be jetting off to over Christmas and the New Year and Glasgow Airport is reminding travellers to pack their Christmas gifts carefully before flying. Passengers travelling with wrapped Christmas presents are advised to place them in their hold luggage as opposed to hand luggage, as wrapped gifts may be opened during the security screening process.

Ronald Leitch, head of terminal and security operations, added: “The festive period is always a special time at the airport. Many of our passengers are returning home to spend the holidays with friends and family, so there can be a lot of emotion as loved ones are re-united.

“To ensure our customers’ journey through the airport is enjoyable, we would encourage anyone travelling with Christmas presents to take a few moments before they leave home to double check any liquids they may have are properly packed and within the 100ml limits. If anyone is planning to take any presents on their flight, we’d recommend they pack them in their hold luggage as this will help reduce waiting times at security.

Whatever our customers’ travel plans are, sunny or festive, we hope they enjoy their break and would like to wish them all a very Merry Christmas.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]