Thousands jet off as schools close for holiday
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.”