New Routes Help Deliver Record Passengers

24 Jul 2017

For the first time in its 51-year history Glasgow Airport recorded more than one million passengers in the month of June, representing a 5.7% increase on the same period in 2016.


Demand for EU-scheduled services increased by 16.1% thanks to additional capacity on destinations including Berlin, Amsterdam, Dublin, Bucharest and Dusseldorf, as well as new routes to Brussels, Valencia and Lisbon.


There has also been the introduction of a new twice-weekly Blue Air route to the Romanian city of Iasi.


Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: "Our strong performance in the first half of 2017 has been driven by our efforts to enhance existing services and expand our growing network with new destinations to give even more choice to our customers, including the launch of Ryanair's new Zadar route last week.


"Later this month we'll see a return of Scotland's only direct link with Seoul as Korean Air's in-bound charter service returns with an additional flight.


"Route development continues to be a key priority in driving growth at the airport and we're looking forward to welcoming a number of services to new destinations in the second half of 2017, including Madrid, Krakow and Frankfurt."