I've not added an update to this thread for some time.
Here's the CAA Stats for July
Passenger numbers for July were -12.8% down compared with the same month last year. Passenger numbers for the month of July were 818,366
The rolling year passenger numbers stand at 7,533,868 -11.4% down.
Another bad month for Glasgow International but fairing better than local rival Glasgow Prestwick which has seen a -25.7% reduction during July compared with last year.
Neighbouring Edinburgh airport performed better with a 5.7 increase on last year. This was largely because of the introduction of a new Ryanair base at the airport. The rolling year at Edinburgh is running at -1.8 down on last year.
[textarea]Glasgow Airport reports passenger rise for second month
Passenger numbers rose by 3.9% compared with February last year Glasgow Airport has reported a rise in passenger numbers for February.
The number of people passing through the airport was up by 3.9% to 416,252, compared with the same period last year.
The increase saw a rise in domestic traffic of 2.5% with the number of international passengers up by 6.6%.
Glasgow Airport said the second consecutive monthly rise showed that after a difficult period, the airport had "entered a period of re-growth".
Airport managing director Amanda McMillan said: "The numbers suggest a renewed confidence among passengers and this is being reflected in the decisions made by a number of airlines.
"Like other UK airports, we endured a difficult 2010 but we have been working closely with our airline partners to enhance our route network and increase capacity, and I'm pleased to say this has yielded positive results."
A total of 599,815 passengers used Glasgow International airport during May 2011, up 7.1% compared with May last year.
Rolling year passengers stand at 6,729,989, down -1.5% year on year.
Neighbouring Edinburgh airport is still outperforming Glasgow International with no real sign of a recovery. The introduction of new flights by Jet2 will start to help Glasgow International recover lost ground over the coming 12 months.
A total of 658,514 passengers used Glasgow International airport during May 2012, up +9.9% compared with May last year.
Rolling year passengers stand at 6,987,374 , up +3.8% year on year.
It's some time since I last looked at the Glasgow passenger figures. May 2012 was a very good month for the airport which saw some good increases. Growth at neighbouring Edinburgh airport has been much slower during the same period so Glasgow International has made up some lost ground. It's hard to imagine the two airports were handling almost the same number of passengers five years ago.
As Edinburgh Airport (EDI) appears to be on a roll in recent times I thought I'd have a look at its passenger throughput performance relative to Glasgow Airport (GLA).
Looking at the CAA stats for each year since 1996 the pattern shows clearly that GLA was once the busier of these two airports. Here are the annual totals for both in millions of passengers per annum (mppa) with the GLA figures shown first against each year.
Caa Passenger Figures for Glasgow airport during February 2015
A total if 510,779 passed through Glasgow Airport during February, up +13.9% over the same month last year.
Rolling year passenger totals stand at 7,821,113 up +5.6%
It's sometime since I last looked at the Glasgow passenger stats. The airport is recovering well from a few years of decline. I had some way to go though if it is to catch up with neighbouring Edinburgh airport.