Scottish airports are facing their busiest weekend of the year as children finish up for the summer school holidays.

More than 375,000 passengers are expected to pass through the three largest airports between Thursday and Sunday.

Glasgow is expecting more than 180,000 over the weekend while Edinburgh will see 186,000 from Thursday and Aberdeen is gearing up for 11,700 on Saturday.

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Glasgow Airport commercial director Francois Bourienne said: "The airport will be buzzing with activity this weekend now that the school holidays are under way.


"This weekend's shaping up to be one of our busiest ever as our passengers take advantage of the wide variety of new routes and services on offer, including Lisbon, Valencia, Palanga, Iasi and Bergen.

"Given that the airport will be busier than usual, we would encourage passengers to allow enough time for check-in and to ensure they are prepared for the security area and have their boarding passes ready."

Glasgow Airport will have additional staff at peak times over the weekend to provide support and assurance for passengers as they prepare for check-in and security.


The majority of its travellers will be heading for sunshine hotspots such as Palma, Alicante, the Canary Islands, Crete, Canada and Florida.

Aberdeen International Airport expects passenger numbers only to be higher on the weekend of Offshore Europe in September, when 12,500 are anticipated to travel in one day.