Glasgow gears up for October rush


Park First is gearing up to welcome a surge of holidaymakers to its seven Glasgow car parks as families prepare to jet off for half term holidays this month.

Glasgow Airport is expecting more than 160,000 people to travel through its doors this weekend alone ahead of the October break.

Popular city break destinations for half term holidaymakers this year include Prague, Dublin, Paris, Berlin and Milan. Meanwhile, many couples and families will travel further afield on long-haul flights to destinations like Florida, Las Vegas and New York.

Glasgow Airport announced this week it will have additional staff working over the holiday period to ensure passenger have a quick and stress-free check-in experience.

What’s more, a Kids’ Zone promises to keep boredom at bay for pint-sized passengers.

Francois Bourienne, Glasgow Airport’s commercial director, said: “The October school break is a huge week for us, and follows on from the busiest summer in our 50-year history when we welcomed nearly three million passengers through our doors between June and August.

“To ensure our customers enjoy a smooth journey through the airport we will draft in more staff across the terminal over the weekend, while young children can enjoy face-painting and other arts and crafts hosted by the airport’s ambassadors at our designated Kids’ Zone on Friday and Saturday.

“As always during peak periods at the airport, we advise customers to arrive in plenty of time to get through check-in and security.”

Later this month, leading budget airline Ryanair – whose Glasgow Airport customers use Park First’s seven car park sites – is set to launch four new winter sun routes to Alicante, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Malaga.

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