Glasgow Airport egg-spects 360,000 passengers across Easter

An Emirates flight takes off from Glasgow Airport.
Emirates EK27 from Glasgow , Scotland, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Glasgow Airport is busy preparing for one of its busiest periods of the year. According to the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce an expected 90,000 holidaymakers will travel through the terminal for the Easter school holidays this weekend. 

Three busy weekends

With Easter weekend falling in the middle of the school break this year, the airport is preparing for three exceptionally busy weekends ahead. 

This coming weekend, more than 90,000 people will travel through the terminal and a total of over 360,000 are expected to pass through Glasgow Airport during the entire school break.   

Many will be heading to popular sun destinations such as the Canary Islands, the Costas in Spain, Turkey, Cyprus and Dubai, which just last week saw the re-introduction of the A380 ‘super-jumbo’ on the Emirates service last week with a seating capacity of over 500.  

Passengers are also expected to jet off to a number of city and short-break destinations such as Rome, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Dublin and easyJet’s new Porto route due to start tomorrow (Friday 31 March). 

Glasgow Airport preparations

To cope with the three week rise in passenger movements, the Scottish airport look to be well prepared.

The Chamber of Commerce have advised that Glasgow Airport will have extra staff in place to help guide passengers, especially those with young children, through check-in and security. 

But it’s not all business, and the occasion will also be marked with pleasure. There will also be entertainment on offer for younger departing passengers this weekend, including a visit from the Easter Bunny, who will be on hand to dish out delicious chocolate eggs. 


Ronald Leitch, Operations Director at Glasgow Airport, said: “This year’s Easter school holiday break is gearing up to be our busiest for years and our passengers will be eager to get away this weekend given there is still a bit of a chill in the air. 

“Last year’s Easter getaway came just days after travel restrictions were lifted in the UK and many were still in place across Europe, so there were a lot of nerves for passengers looking to head off on a long-awaited holiday. 

“During the next two weeks there will be a fantastic atmosphere in the terminal as we welcome thousands of people heading off to sunnier climes and exciting city breaks, so we want to make sure our passengers enjoy a smooth journey through the airport as they set off on their travels.” 

About Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport is one of the busiest airports in Scotland, located about 10 miles west of Glasgow city center. It serves as a hub for many airlines, including British Airways, Ryanair, and EasyJet.

The airport handles both domestic and international flights to destinations all around the world. In addition to passenger flights, the airport also plays an important role in cargo transportation, with a dedicated cargo terminal handling goods such as pharmaceuticals, electronics, and perishable items.

Glasgow Airport is also reminding passengers travelling during the next two weeks to ensure liquids carried in hand luggage are within the 100ml limit to help ensure a speedy security process. 

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