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Glasgow return to growth

GLASGOW AIRPORT has returned to growth for the first time since August 2007.

The number of passengers travelling through the Scottish airport grew to 417,271 in January, a rise of 8 per cent on the same month last year.

Amanda McMillan, Glasgow Airport's managing director, said it had been a "hugely challenging" time for the aviation industry, but "there are now real signs of recovery in demand". She said the encouraging figures put the airport on track for growth in 2011 even though BMI was withdrawing its services to Heathrow. is to start flying from Glasgow later this year, and international carriers already operating from the airport also have plans to expand, McMillan said.