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Glasgow Airport makes positive start to 2014.

Passenger numbers up 6% in January 2014

GA LOGO Proud to serve ScotlandGlasgow Airport has made a positive start to the year after more than 436,000 passengers travelled through its doors in January 2014, up 6% on the same period last year.

Domestic traffic grew by 4% benefitting from strong demand for Glasgow’s London routes whilst international grew by 9%, with airlines such as Lufthansa Regional, KLM, and Emirates all reporting an increase in demand.

January’s strong performance follows the news 2013 had been Glasgow Airport’s busiest since 2008 and it also marked the airport’s third consecutive year of growth.

Glasgow Airport also received a number of welcome announcements in January, including the launch of CityJet’s direct flights to Cardiff and confirmation Wizzair will add extra capacity on its Warsaw service for Scotland’s upcoming match against Poland as part of preparations for the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “January is traditionally a quiet month so it is very encouraging to have made such a positive start to 2014. Our growth was largely driven by demand for international travel, particularly long haul traffic which was up 10%, but it was very pleasing to see our domestic routes perform so well.

“2014 will present a fantastic opportunity to grow the inbound tourism potential of the city and we are committed to playing our part. Our preparations for the Commonwealth Games are now at an advanced stage and people will start to notice real changes within the terminal building in the coming weeks and months.

“Other large scale events such as the MTV Music Awards and the Ryder Cup will showcase Glasgow to the world and the recent confirmation that Hampden Park will host the London leg of the IAAF Diamond League was yet further good news for the city.”

Glasgow’s profile was given a fresh boost in January after it was named one of the top tourism destinations on the planet in 2014. Rough Guides, one of the world’s leading travel publishers, rated Glasgow alongside carnival capital Rio as a must-visit destination.

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Glasgow Airport publishes holidaymakers’ guide to winter

Glasgow Airport has launched its comprehensive winter 2012 flight guide to ensure travellers have the latest information at their fingertips.

Whether it is a European city break, ski holiday, business trip or some winter sun, Glasgow Airport has it covered this winter and as well as details on destinations, the handy pocket-sized guide provides passengers with information on parking, shopping, eating and relaxing at the airport.

A number of additions have been made to the flight guide with easyJet now serving both Palma and Jersey all year round, adding Lanzarote to its already extensive schedule and Flybe reintroducing the popular East Midlands route.

Glasgow AirportThomson and Thomas Cook continue to serve an impressive range of winter sun destinations, while those seeking to travel further afield can take advantage of Emirates’ second daily service to Dubai. Passengers using this service can now benefit from new onward connections to Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia, and the Thai holiday island of Phuket.

In March, Virgin Atlantic will bring forward the launch of its summer flights to Florida to coincide with the Easter holidays, and Icelandair will introduce a new Friday flight to Reykjavik.

Francois Bourienne, commercial director at Glasgow Airport, said: “We have worked hard to strengthen our route network this year and it really is encouraging to see a number of our airline partners add a host of new routes and services.

“Passengers travelling from Glasgow Airport can choose from a fantastic range of domestic, European and long-haul scheduled flights this winter, and with regular flights to a range of popular sun destinations we have all the bases covered when it comes to package holidays.

“Over the course of the past two years we have committed significant investment to improving our facilities for passengers. In addition to adding top fashion brands such as Lacoste and Tommy Hilfiger to our retail portfolio, we have refurbished our departures lounge and added two new bars both of which have fabulous views of the airfield and runway.”

In 2011, Glasgow Airport invested almost £12 million in capital projects designed to provide a better experience for passengers and a further £9 million is being spent this year on airside developments and further improvements to the fabric of the terminal.

To download a copy of the winter 2012 flight guide visit