Glasgow Airport Has Busiest April Ever

11 May 2016, 12:28 | Updated: 11 May 2016, 12:30

Glasgow Airport has recorded its busiest April on record, with strong demand for European services leading the boost in traveller numbers.

Almost 722,000 passengers used the airport last month, up 8.5% from April 2015.

Popular services to major cities including Prague, Budapest, Milan and Bucharest helped see demand for European Union destinations increase by 21%.

International and domestic traffic grew by 11.6% and 5.6% respectively, with British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair all reporting an increase in demand for their London services.

Airport managing director Amanda McMillan said: "It is extremely pleasing to see our new European services perform so well.

"We have worked extremely hard to deliver the services our passengers demand and in April we received the welcome news that Ryanair will introduce direct flights to both Brussels Charleroi and Sofia later in the year.

"For the airport the busy summer period is now under way, which has seen the return of long-haul carriers such as Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines and WestJet.

"Over the coming months we will also welcome Air Canada Rouge on board as well as Korean Air which will launch Scotland's first-ever direct service to Seoul, South Korea.''

Edinburgh Airport reported a similar rise in passenger numbers of 8.7% last month, with 1,009,529 people passing through its doors in April.