Best ever November at Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport is celebrating Christmas early after recording its busiest November ever last month with 682,800 passengers.

The record-breaking month saw an increase of 2.5% compared to November 2016, with services to European destinations up by 10.5% alone.

Ryanair contributed to the record month, introducing new routes to Madrid, Lisbon, Valencia, Krakow and Frankfurt, while Lufthansa launched a new service to Munich.

Winter sunseekers flocked to international destinations like Florida, while festive holidaymakers wrapped up warm to head to cold spots like Reykjavik.

And the good news is set to continue, as December has already seen a boom in passenger numbers as families take off for yuletide breaks in Lapland and other festive locations.

Amanda McMillan, managing director at Glasgow Airport, said: “2017 has been a fantastic year in terms of passenger growth. Our November figures not only guarantee we approach the end of the year on a high, they also help ensure we are in a strong position as we prepare to enter 2018.

“Our efforts in securing 30 new routes and services have been instrumental in making 2017 the most successful year in the airport’s history. As well as consolidating our position as Scotland’s leading long-haul airport, we have also significantly added to our now burgeoning European network.

“The recent introduction of the Madrid, Krakow, Frankfurt and Munich routes also helped boost inbound tourism in November with a large number of visitors arriving in Glasgow for a city break.

“Looking ahead, December’s passenger numbers are already off to a great start with a number of early festive flights to Lapland ensuring we are well our way to a fantastic Christmas gift of 12 record months in 2017.”