– Over 90,000 people will head off on their travels via the airport this weekend alone –

Glasgow Airport is preparing for one of its busiest periods of the year as an expected 90,000 holidaymakers travel through the terminal for the Easter school holidays this weekend.

With Easter weekend falling in the middle of the school break this year, the airport is preparing for three exceptionally busy weekends ahead.

This weekend more than 90,000 people will travel through the terminal and a total of over 360,000 are expected to pass through Glasgow Airport during the entire school break.  

Many will be heading to popular sun destinations such as the Canary Islands, the Costas in Spain, Turkey, Cyprus and Dubai, which just last week saw the re-introduction of the A380 ‘super-jumbo’ on the Emirates service last week with a seating capacity of over 500. 

Passengers are also expected to jet off to a number of city and short-break destinations such as Rome, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Dublin and easyJet’s new Porto route due to start tomorrow (Friday 31 March).

Glasgow Airport will have extra staff in place to help guide passengers, especially those with young children, through check-in and security.  There will also be entertainment on offer for our younger departing passengers this weekend including a visit from the Easter Bunny, who will be on hand to dish out delicious chocolate eggs.

Ronald Leitch, Operations Director at Glasgow Airport, said: “This year’s Easter school holiday break is gearing up to be our busiest for years and our passengers will be eager to get away this weekend given there is still a bit of a chill in the air.

“Last year’s Easter getaway came just days after travel restrictions were lifted in the UK and many were still in place across Europe, so there were a lot of nerves for passengers looking to head off on a long-awaited holiday.   

“During the next two weeks there will be a fantastic atmosphere in the terminal as we welcome thousands of people heading off to sunnier climes and exciting city breaks, so we want to make sure our passengers enjoy a smooth journey through the airport as they set off on their travels.”

Glasgow Airport is also reminding passengers travelling during the next two weeks to ensure liquids carried in hand luggage are within the 100ml limit to help ensure a speedy security process. To find out more about how to prepare for security and other useful tips and advice visit glasgowairport.com


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