Super September for Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport has announced last month was its busiest September in half a century.

The airport reported 934,295 passengers travelled through its doors over the course of the month, which amounted to an annual increase of 4.2%. International events such as the Davis Cup and the Champions League’s Celtic fixture contributed to traveller numbers, as domestic traffic increased by 4.2%.

International traffic, meanwhile, grew by 4.3% compared to September 2015.

There was also a 12% increase in EU scheduled services, which saw passengers travel to popular European destinations like Brussels, Paris, Barcelona and Milan. New routes to Sofia and Reykjavik were added during September, while Easyjet increased capacity for its Bristol and Belfast services.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “Our strong performance throughout the year continued in September, which was also the fourth consecutive month the airport carried more than 900,000 passengers.

“We are on course to record our most successful year and this success can be attributed to our continued focus on not only attracting new services, but working closely with our current airlines to enhance existing services.

“Looking ahead, we are now gearing up for the October Week, which is traditionally our busiest period of the year as tens of thousands of passengers jet off on both sun and ski breaks. October will see Ryanair launch four new routes to Alicante, Malaga, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote and the introduction of Thomson’s new Cape Verde service.”