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February Brings Big Business for Scottish Airports

31, March 2015: Scottish officials have reported that in February there was a significant rise in passenger traffic for both Glasgow and Edinburgh Airport. The boom in tourism has been an ideal boost in business not only for local retailers but also transport companies like the renowned airport transfer company Shuttle Direct, who have met the increase in demand with ease and enthusiasm. 

Glasgow Airport experienced a rise in numbers of 13.9% compared to figures from 2014, making it the busiest February the airport has seen in eight years. Edinburgh is already Scotland’s busiest airport, but it saw an additional 8.2% passengers utilising the facilities. The increase is, in part at least, being credited to the Six Nations Rugby tour. 

A growth in tourism is nothing new for Glasgow Airport, as February became the 24th consecutive month to see an increase in passenger numbers. With international travel figures up by 24.9% and domestic flying up by 6.9%, the trend looks set to continue into the rest of 2015. 

Edinburgh Airport has worked to continually improve its services, including launching flights to Madeira, adding additional availability for services to Dublin, and using larger planes between Edinburgh and Paris to accommodate for more passengers. 

Offering airport transfer services throughout Europe, the management of Shuttle Direct are familiar with high volumes of passengers and have subsequently increased their shuttle services to and from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. 

A spokesperson from Shuttle Direct commented, "We’re absolutely thrilled that Scotland is receiving such a rise in visitors and welcome the increasing demand for our services. With news of further improvements of the airports it’s likely we will have to permanently increase our transportation services, and we couldn’t be more excited." 

Glasgow Airport is set to open its gates to 13 more new routes, including flights that will travel directly to Prague, Las Vegas and Munich. According to travel experts, events such as the IPC Swimming World Championships and World Gymnastics are also tipped to keep the number of passengers growing. 

About Shuttle Direct: 

Shuttle Direct operate safe, reliable and affordable shared or private taxi shuttle services from airports to cities, hotels and ski resorts across Europe. Contact them at http://www.shuttledirect.com/en/php/airport_shuttle_direct.php 

For Media Contact:
Viajes Alameda / Shuttle Direct
vía Emilio Ortuño, 15
Benidorm Center Building
E03501 Alicante
0870 735 0369

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