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Glasgow Airport passenger traffic dips

Glasgow Airport passenger traffic dips

Almost 412,000 people travelled through Glasgow Airport in January, meaning passenger numbers were broadly in line with the same period last year.

Overall passenger traffic was down 1.2% due to the disruption caused by low visibility and snow at other UK airports, which resulted in the loss of 8,000 passengers at Glasgow Airport. However, the underlying performance remained strong.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “Given the positive start we made to the year with the news 2012 had been our busiest year since 2009, it was frustrating to see passenger numbers take a slight dip as a result of poor weather conditions elsewhere.

“However, in terms of route development we continued to make significant progress, carrying on where we left off in 2012, with the announcement Wizz Air will operate flights to Warsaw and Gdansk from March.

“The addition of two major European cities to our list of destinations is particularly pleasing as was the decision by Flybe to introduce a year round service to Shannon in the west coast of Ireland.”