Radar - Glasgow Airport's eNewsletter - May 2012
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:16
Information from Glasgow Airport's eNewsletter:
Glasgow Airport reports increase in passenger numbers for April 2012
Passenger growth at Glasgow Airport has continued with almost 550,000 people travelling through the airport in April 2012, representing an increase of 6.7% compared to the same period last year.
An increase in demand for both international and domestic travel, which grew by 5.6% and 7.7% respectively, ensured it was another busy month for Glasgow Airport which has succeeded in adding a number of new routes in recent months, including direct flights to Barcelona, Rome and Venice.
Boeing Dreamliner to take off from Glasgow
Glasgow Airport will be the first airport in Scotland to welcome one of the world's newest passenger planes after Thomson Airways confirmed it will fly the revolutionary Boeing 787 Dreamliner from the airport when it is delivered next year.
Hailed as the greatest advance in air travel for passengers since the development of Concorde in the early 1970s, the Dreamliner will revolutionise air travel for customers through significant advances in in-flight comfort and wellbeing.
Scottish airports call for Air Passenger Duty (APD) rethink
The managing directors of the Scotland's largest airports wrote to Chancellor George Osborne to warn that Scotland and the UK are losing out to Europe because of spiraling levels of Air Passenger Duty (APD).
Despite these calls, on 1 April 2012 the UK Government increased rates of APD and the MDs have urged the Chancellor to rethink the Government's policy on APD "to give our airlines and airports a fighting chance to compete effectively with their European counterparts."
Jet2.com celebrates first year of flying from Glasgow Airport
(Left to right) Ian Doubtfire, Managing Director of Jet2.com, joined Amanda McMillan, Managing Director of Glasgow Airport, and Francois Bourienne, Commercial Director of Glasgow Airport, to mark Jet2.com's first anniversary.
Jet2.com celebrated its first year of flying from Glasgow
Airport in March 2012 and marked the occasion by adding a host of
new destinations to its route network.
In addition to the Italian capital of Rome, the airline introduced direct flights to Barcelona, Lanzarote, Malaga and Gran Canaria bringing the number of destinations it serves to 17.
Emirates Airline's second daily Dubai service prepares for take-off
Glasgow Airport is looking forward to the launch of Emirates Airline's second daily non-stop flight to Dubai which will take-off on Friday 1 June 2012.
The additional flight, coupled with an aircraft upgrade on the existing service, will increase Emirates' capacity to and from Glasgow by 47%, an extra 398 seats per day (199 each way). It will also see the introduction of a First Class cabin onto both daily services, the first time this has been offered by a commercial airline from Scotland.