Glasgow Airport figures take off!
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Thu 16 Aug 12 @ 16:49
Your Chamber would like to congratulate Platinum Partner Glasgow Airport on their boost in figures this summer.
Over the course of June and July, Glasgow Airport handled more than 1.5 million passengers, showing a marked increase of nearly 30,000 passengers on the same two months in 2011.
Demand for long haul and EU scheduled travel continued to rise, with the number of passengers using these services up nearly 20% on July 2011.
On Sunday 12 August, the airport launched a six-week ' Best of Scotland' campaign to celebrate the finest of Scottish food, drink, culture and entertainment.
More than one million passengers will pass through Glasgow Airport during the Best of Scotland campaign, which will showcase the best tastes, sights and sounds the country has to offer.
To herald the launch of the campaign, 26 young dancers from the Ballochleam Dance Troupe in Falkirk gave a short flashmob performance for passengers and staff in the terminal building.
Some of Scotland's most iconic brands and successful exports including Irn-Bru, Tunnock's, Mackie's ice cream and Harris Tweed will be exhibiting in the airport over the coming weeks, while a series of musical, theatrical and comedic performances create a carnival atmosphere in the terminal during one of the busiest periods of the year.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: "We have had a great summer so far and it's very pleasing to have handled almost 30,000 more passengers than last year.
"Glasgow Airport is, for many, the first and last impression of Scotland, and our 'Best of Scotland' campaign is a great way to celebrate Scottish produce and culture while also providing entertainment for our passengers.
"In addition to reminding Scots what is great about our country, the various events and live performances we have planned will hopefully make a real and lasting impression on the tens of thousands of people visiting Glasgow during August and September."