Thou­sands jet off as schools close for hol­i­day

The Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

TENS of thou­sands of hol­i­day­mak­ers are jet­ting off for the sun­shine from Glas­gow Air­port this week­end for the Oc­to­ber hol­i­day week.

The city’s schools break up to­day with more than 170,000 pas­sen­gers ex­pected to pass through the ter­mi­nal over the next four days. Most are head­ing to Flor­ida with the Ca­nary Islands of Gran Canaria and Tener­ife also among the most pop­u­lar.

City breaks are also busy with flights head­ing to Va­len­cia, Lis­bon, Brus­sels, Paris and Ber­lin.

The air­port said it has ex­tra staff on hand to help guide pas­sen­gers, par­tic­u­larly those with young chil­dren, through the check-in process.

Fran­cois Bouri­enne, Glas­gow Air­port’s com­mer­cial di­rec­tor, said: “The Oc­to­ber school break is a huge week for us, and fol­lows on from the busiest pe­riod in our his­tory when we wel­comed more than four mil­lion pas­sen­gers between June and Septem­ber.

“This week­end will be very busy and we are ex­pect­ing to wel­come even more pas­sen­gers than we did last year.”

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