Glasgow Airport has recorded its busiest April to date after 665,000 passengers traveled through its doors during the month, representing an increase of 15.4% on the same period last year.
There was a marked increase in both international and domestic traffic, which grew by 20.4% and 10.9% respectively, ensuring the airport was also able to record its 26th consecutive month of growth.
Long haul carriers Air Transat and United experienced an increase in demand for their trans-Atlantic services, and the airport’s hub carriers including KLM, British Airways and Icelandair also enjoyed a busy month.
Amanda McMillan, managing director at Glasgow Airport, said, “We have enjoyed double digit growth in our passenger numbers for six consecutive months but to have recorded our busiest April ever is hugely encouraging. There certainly appears to be a renewed confidence amongst passengers and airlines alike and with the launch of nine new services, including direct flights to Prague and Halifax, Nova Scotia, May promises to be yet another busy month.
“Alongside our efforts in route development, we are continuing to invest in enhancing our facilities for our customers. The £3m (US$4.7m) extension to our east pier is nearing completion, we have embarked on a £500,000 (US$782,000) refurbishment of our dedicated passenger lounge, and earlier this month we were proud to become the home of the first Victoria’s Secret store in Scotland.”