Over 832,000 passengers passed through Glasgow airport making it the busiest July for five years with a 5.4% increase over last year. This is welcome news for Glasgow who along with Stansted has been one of the most affected airports by the economic downturn.
Long haul flights to Dubai with Emirates and increased flights to the USA contributed 3.7% of the increase. The biggest boost came from domestic traffic up a massive 8% with flights to London and Belfast doing better.
Since the early 2011the airport has steadily been gaining ground with June and July showing the greatest year on year increases. The airport is still behind pre-recession figures of 2008 but there is growing optimism and once BAA sells competitor airport Edinburgh more inward investment is planned.