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Glasgow Airport sees profits take off

Category: Scotland Success Stories — Paul Morgan on December 22, 2012

Glasgow Airport has reported its busiest November since 2008, with growth in both domestic and international operations.

Just short of half a million passengers journeyed through the airport in the month. This was up by more than five per cent from November 2011.

The managing director of the airport, Amanda McMillan said:

“To have enjoyed our busiest November in four years, and to see both domestic and international services performing well, is very encouraging. We have been buoyed by some very positive recent announcements and remain committed to further strengthening Glasgow’s connectivity by growing our route network.”

The positive announcements McMillan alluded to include British Airways’ decision to increase capacity at Heathrow and the recent introduction of a twice daily Emirates flight to Dubai from Glasgow.

Other good news came in the form of Barrhead Travel, which is doubling its 2013 programme from Glasgow, and CI Travel, which is launching a direct service to Guernsey.

The additional movement into and out of Glasgow airport is seen as important for the economy of the region, and the country as a whole.

Making flying easier for business travellers in particular is seen as a focus – with many business owners needing to get to London, and further afield, to seek commercial finance in Scotland and its businesses.

Further good news came in the form of Gama Aviation. The Kent based business aviation company is to spend £3.5million on its own hanger at Glasgow, providing aircraft handling and maintenance, offering even greater flexibility to operations at the airport.

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