Glasgow Airport reports 14% increase in October passenger traffic

11 November 2015 (Last Updated November 11th, 2015 18:30)

The UK’s Glasgow Airport has reported an annual increase of 14% in October, marking it the busiest month in eight years.

The UK's Glasgow Airport has reported an annual increase of 14% in October, marking it the busiest month in eight years.

An estimated 836,798 passengers travelled through the airport in October.

The airport has also announced that it has added an additional one million passengers over the past 12 months.

"It's been another fantastic month for the airport in terms of passenger growth and route development, but being crowned UK Airport of the Year was the real highlight."

The airport saw an increase of 18.5% in international traffic due to demand for European services as well as a significant boost on long haul services to Toronto, Florida and Dubai.

Demand from business and leisure travellers on London services and regional routes saw 8.9% rise in domestic traffic during the month.

Glasgow Airport managing director Amanda McMillan said: "It's been another fantastic month for the airport in terms of passenger growth and route development, but being crowned UK Airport of the Year was the real highlight.

"This month was very exciting for the city as it hosted a series of major international events including the World Gymnastics Championships at the Hydro and the Turner Prize at the Tramway.

"There is plenty more still to come before the end of the year, and next month we will see easyJet launch a new route to Milan, British Airways start a service to Salzburg and Blue Air and Wizz Air both begin new services to Bucharest."

In 2016, a new service to Marseille will be offered by easyJet while Ryanair announced a new route to Berlin from the airport.

The airport reported 4.9% increase in passenger traffic in August, with an estimated 782,000 passengers travelled.