Glasgow

Overview
Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and business engine. It is ranked in the top 20 of the Western European Financial Centres and generates over £9.5 billion each year in the finance and business sectors. The airport reflects the profile of the city, with over a quarter of passengers flying on business. It is Scotland’s long-haul gateway, flying to major tourist destinations in North America and the Middle East. Events such as the Davis Cup and Celtic’s participation in the Champions League were key attractions for international passengers. In 2016, Glasgow Airport recorded its busiest ever September in 50 years after 934,295 passengers travelled through its doors. The rise in passengers also marked an impressive annual increase of 4.2% passengers.
Sources: Air Glasgow 2016; Glasgow Airport 2015; QFC 2015
TOTAL PASSENGERS: 9.5 million per year
DESTINATIONS: 110
DWELL TIME: 139 mins
TOP DESTINATIONS: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Dubai, Amsterdam
Source: Glasgow Airport Ltd 2017
Passenger Profiles
Gender
Residency
50

Male

50%

50

Female

50%

82

UK

82%

18

Foreign

18%

Source: Glasgow Airport Ltd 2015
Passenger Details
Passenger Numbers
UK
48%
Other EU
36%
Rest of Europe
5%
North America
3%
M.East & Central Asia
6%
Other
2%
16-17
1%
18-24
11%
25-34
19%
35-44
16%
45-54
19%
+55
34%
Business
31%
Leisure
69%
AB
42%
C1
36%
C2
16%
DE
6%
Source: Glasgow Airport Ltd 2015
YearMonthPassengers
2016April 721,387
2016May 827,922
2016June 945,683
2016July 1,018,412
2016August 943,146
2016September 934,295
2016October 884,350
2016November 666,338
2016December 627,518
2017January 597,594
2017February 603,288
2017March 706,137
TOTAL 9,476,070

Source: Glasgow Airport Ltd 2017

Destinations
Glasgow Airport plays an important role in connecting business in Scotland with London, indeed, three of its top five destinations are London airports: Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. The airport provides long-haul flights to overseas destinations such as Dubai, and introduced Scotland’s first ever direct flight to South Korea in August 2016. The Glasgow – Stavanger route (with a stop-off in Aberdeen) brings Glasgow into the Scotland’s "oil corridor".

Source: Glasgow Airport Ltd 2016; Air Glasgow 2016

Airlines
Retailers
Glasgow Airport is home to a number of luxury designers including Armani, Barbour, and Ted Baker. It also provides a range of bars and eateries, and there are plenty of opportunities to purchase traditional Scottish souvenirs.
Landside
Airside
    • Celtic
    • Central Sports Bar
    • Deli Kitchen Café
    • Fresh Food Central
    • Luggage Point
    • Mozzo Coffee House
    • Starbucks
    • The Sandpiper - JD Wetherspoon
    • Travelex
    • WHSmith
  • Accessorize
  • Armani
  • Barbour
  • Beardmore Ba & Restaurant
  • Boots
  • Boss Orange
  • Caledonia Bar & Restaurant
  • Discover Glasgow
  • Dixons Travel
  • Jo Malone / Bobbi Brown
  • Lacoste
  • Starbucks
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Swarovski
  • Ted Baker
  • Tennent’s Pier Bar
  • Tesco Express
  • The Sanderling - JD Wetherspoon
  • Victoria's Secret
  • WHSmith
  • WHSmith Bookshop
  • World Duty Free
Source: Glasgow Airport Ltd 2016
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