Record long-haul passengers in January
Glasgow Airport got 2007 off to a flying start with a record number of long-haul passengers in January, it said yesterday. The latest passenger figures show the number flying long-haul grew by 23% in January to 38,237 - an all-time high. Dubai was the most popular destination, followed by New York and Toronto.
Domestic traffic was down in January, partly due to the threat of industrial action at BA. Flights from Glasgow to London were particularly affected, however domestic flights to Exeter, Gatwick and East Midlands had increased passengers.
Overall passenger numbers rose 1.6% to 534,302. In the year to January, the airport handled 8.8 million passengers, an increase of 0.4% on the previous year.
Glasgow Airport's new managing director, Gordon Dewar, said new long-haul flights to Boston, Orlando, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary, as well as flights to Stockholm in Sweden, would be added this year.
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