Glasgow Airport says it is expecting 450,000 passengers during the Easter school holidays this year over three “exceptionally busy weekends.”
This weekend is likely to be the busiest with more than 100,000 people expected to travel through the airport. A further 350,000 passengers are expected to travel through the airport during the entire school break.
The majority of travellers will be heading to the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Dubai and Florida. Passengers are also expected to explore Glasgow Airport’s growing European destination list, which includes three new routes launched by Ryanair earlier this week to Lisbon, Valencia and Palanga, Lithuania.
Glasgow Airport will have extra staff in place to help guide passengers, especially those with young children, through check-in and security. There will also be Easter entertainment on offer for departing passengers, including an arts and crafts stall and a face-painting, this weekend.
Francois Bourienne, commercial director at Glasgow Airport, said: “2017 year has really got off to a flying start and we expect this Easter school holiday break to be one of our busiest on record, which is really encouraging.”