George has today lodged a parliamentary motion congratulating Glasgow Airport on a very successful 2015 when it seen 8.7 million passengers travelling through its doors. Speaking on the news from one of Paisley’s biggest employers, George said:
“It is terrific that we have one of the country’s most important and successful businesses right on our door step. Every month last year, the airport show growth on the year previous. Amanda McMillan and her team continue to provide great service and an excellent experience when travelling through their doors in Paisley.
‘To see 99.21% of passengers making their way through security in under 10 minutes is testament to the level of care and attention the airport staff pay to making everyone’s journey as smooth as possible. It is also great to see the amount of extra destinations people can travel to and from, with including Milan, Salzburg, Bucharest and later this year Orlando.
‘Hopefully, we can attract as many people as possible travelling from these destinations to sample what Paisley has to offer. That is the benefit of having an international airport in Paisley. So, once again, I congratulate Amanda and her staff on a truly magnificent year for the airport and wish them all well during the airports 50th year.
Parliamentary motion lodged by George.
Motion Number: S4M-15285
Lodged By: George Adam
Date Lodged: 11/01/2016
Title: Record Passengers Numbers at Glasgow Airport
That the Parliament congratulates Glasgow Airport on its largest ever annual increase in passenger numbers in 2015, with more than 8.7 million passengers travelling through the airport, representing an annual increase of 13%, equating to over one million additional passengers; notes that the airport’s success was recognised in 2015 when it was named UK Airport of the Year, Scottish Airport of the Year and the Best Airport in the UK with three to 10 million passengers; commends the airport’s staff, who managed to deal with 99.21% of passengers travelling through security in under 10 minutes; welcomes the news that, commencing in March 2016, Air France will start a daily service to Paris Charles de Gaulle while Virgin Atlantic has announced a new service to Orlando starting in winter 2016, and wishes the airport and its staff every success in the future, particularly in 2016, which marks 50 years since the airport opened.