SNP MSP Derek Mackay has welcomed the recent news that Glasgow Airport has recorded its busiest ever month.
More than 1 million passengers travelled through the Airport, which is located in Mr Mackay’s Renfrewshire North & West constituency, in July – an increase of 6.2% on the same period last year.
The release of July’s passenger figures follows news that Glasgow was named one of the top six UK airports in the Civil Aviation Authority’s Airport Accessibility Report. Glasgow scored a ‘Very Good’ rating for its Person of Restricted Mobility provision at the airport.
Mr Mackay, the MSP for Glasgow Airport, said:
“It is encouraging to see passenger numbers growing at Glasgow Airport yet again, as the Airport recorded its busiest ever month.
“Maintaining passenger numbers can be a challenge, and this new increase in numbers is testament to the hard work of all the airport staff.
“Glasgow Airport continues to go from strength to strength which is good news for the whole of Renfrewshire. The Airport is a vital part of the local economy and any increase in passenger numbers has a positive knock on effect throughout the area.”