Airport set for busy October break with over 120,000 passengers expected this weekend alone

Date Posted: 12 Oct, 2023

More than 30,000 passengers expected to travel through the terminal each day this weekend

Glasgow Airport is gearing up for one of its busiest periods of the year today (Thursday 12 October) as tens of thousands of holidaymakers prepare to jet off for the October holiday week. 

Over 120,000 people are expected to pass through the airport between today and Monday 16 October with many flying out to popular sunspots in the Canary Islands, southern Spain, Turkey, Cyprus, Portugal, Cancun and Dubai. 

Destinations such as Rome, Reykjavik, Barcelona, Porto, Lisbon, Dubrovnik and Krakow are set to be popular destinations for passengers keen on sightseeing and enjoying a city break.  

In anticipation of the busy period ahead, the airport and its airline partners will have extra staff on hand to help guide passengers, particularly those who require additional support or are travelling with young children, through check-in and security. 

Ronald Leitch, Glasgow Airport’s Operations Director, said: “We expect the airport to be extremely busy over the next few days as tens of thousands of holidaymakers head off for some much-need sun and to escape the downpours we’ve seen here in Scotland.   

“The October school break is one of our peak periods and we expect to welcome an average of more than 120,000 people through our doors this weekend. 

“As always during peak periods at the airport, we advise customers to arrive in good time to get through check-in and security. We have a number of pre-security preparation areas in place across to help passengers get ready in advance of entering our central security hall.” 

Glasgow Airport’s website features lots of helpful tips and advice for passengers travelling through the terminal. There is also a blog with advice about travelling this October school break.