More than 90,000 people will head off on holiday 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 start of the Easter school break this weekend.

With Easter weekend falling at the beginning 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 330,000 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.  Several city and short-break destinations such as Rome, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Dublin, Lisbon and Porto also make the list of top destinations Scots are expected to explore during the holidays.  


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, Interim Chief Operating Officer at AGS Airports, which owns Glasgow Airport, said: “After what has felt like a particularly long and rained-soaked winter, we anticipate the airport will be consistently busy during the next three weeks as hundreds of thousands of passengers head off for a well-earned break and the chance of some better weather. 


“As this is the first prolonged school holiday of the year, the airport will be busier than usual with more than 23,000 passengers travelling through on each of our peak days. We would remind passengers to arrive at the check-in time specified by their airline and prepare for security in the usual way. Small steps such as this make a big difference when passengers are travelling through the terminal.” 


Glasgow Airport is also reminding passengers to prepare for security as they normally would. Liquids carried in hand luggage should be 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


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