Glasgow airport was delighted to announce that an impressive 9.4million passengers
travelled through its doors in 2016, which was a 7.5% annual increase
on last year.
Record passenger figures at Glasgow Airport
International traffic increased over the past 12 months by 9.2%,
whilst domestic traffic also increased by 5.5%
.This was thanks to the introduction of services and 25 new routes , including Sofia, Brussels and Marseille.
In addition Glasgow has also strengthened its position as Scotland’s principal long-haul airport with a new direct Toronto
route and additional services to Orlando.
In 2016, Glasgow also became the first Scottish Airport to provide a direct service to South Korea with the introduction of inbound charter services from Seoul with Korean Air.
In December more than 627,000
people travelled through the airport, an increase of 10.2% on the same period in 2015, with international traffic increasing by 16.6% and domestic by 4.9%.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “2016 was an unforgettable year with so many highlights. To record our best-ever passenger numbers month after month and to carry 9.4 million passengers was a huge accomplishment and to do it in our Golden Anniversary was extra special. In 2017 we will continue to build on our connectivity in Europe by opening 6 new routes to the launch of six new routes to Munich, Bergen, Lisbon, Valencia, Palanga in Lithuania and Zadar in Croatia."
In terms of passenger service, another important achievement to highlight is that 99.45%
of travelers went through security in under 10 minutes.
Award wins in 2016
Glasgow Airport was awarded with three major industry recognitions in 2016 - Scotland’s Airport of the Year
for the second year in a row and the Airport Operators Association’s (AOA) Best Airport (3-10 Million Passengers), again for the second consecutive year. Glasgow was also named Europe’s Best Airport
(5-10 Million Passengers) by Airport Council International (ACI).