Left: Amanda McMillan, managing director, Glasgow Airport
Glasgow Airport in Scotland has recorded its busiest June on record with 905,689 passengers, an annual increase of 14.2%. It was also the 28th consecutive month of growth for the airport.
International traffic grew by 15.6% compared with June 2014, with Ryanair reporting increased demand on its European routes and Germanwings experiencing a busy month on its Dusseldorf service. Long-haul carriers WestJet and American Airlines also reported consistently high loads on their transatlantic services, and Emirates reported strong demand for its double daily service to Dubai. Domestic flights also increased by 12% for the same period.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said, “June has always been a busy month at the airport with the arrival of the school holidays, but this year we were busier than ever as we continue to enjoy unprecedented levels of growth in our passenger numbers. From a route development perspective, we saw the launch of new flights to Budapest and Bordeaux, and easyJet announced a new direct flight to Milan starting in December this year.
“Despite passenger numbers approaching the one million mark, June was one of our best months from an operational perspective, with 99.77% of passengers passing through security in less than 10 minutes and 97.13% passing through in under five minutes.
“This month is set to be even busier as the city hosts the IPC Swimming World Championships, and we will also welcome visitors from across the globe for the Scottish and British Opens at Gullane and St Andrews.”