Largest ever annual increase in passengers at Glasgow Airport


Glasgow Airport Emirates A380
Glasgow Airport ended 2015 on a real high with a whopping 8.7 million passengers travelling through the airport throughout the year. Passenger figures increased month on month with an annual increase of 13%.
2015 was the fifth consecutive year of growth for Glasgow Airport and passenger numbers have now returned to the levels that they were at prior to the recession. International traffic grew by 16.4% while domestic was up by 5.3%. Glasgow strives to offer the best possible service to their customers with 99.21% of passengers travelling through security in less than 10 minutes last year.

December - What a Month

December was the busiest December on record for Glasgow with over 569,000 people travelling through, 10.1% more than in 2014. This month International traffic was up by 16.4% and domestic traffic also increase by 5.3%.

New Routes and Services at Glasgow Airport

The airport announced 30 new routes and services in 2015 making it better connected to a number of leading European cities including Milan, Salzburg and Bucharest. Glasgow is now renowned as Scotland’s main long haul airport. As a result of this, international traffic has increased by an impressive 16.8% whilst domestic traffic has also increased by 9%.


Airport trade body ACI Europe named Glasgow one of the fastest growing airports in Europe. Glasgow was also awarded a number of prestigious titles for 2015 “UK Airport of the Year” by the National Transport Awards, “Scottish Airport of the Year” by the Scottish Transport Awards and “Best Airport in the UK with 3 -10 million passenger”’ by the Airport Operators Association.

Looking Ahead

2016 looks to be a very exciting year for Glasgow Airport as it celebrates its golden anniversary year. In March a new daily Air France service to Paris Charles de Gaulle will begin and in winter 2016 Virgin Atlantic will launch a new service flying to Orlando. Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport says on behalf of the team: “2016 marks the airport’s 50th anniversary and we are determined to ensure this year makes the history books.” Glasgow plans to continue developing the airport’s facilities and will announce its terminal redevelopment plan shortly.


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