Record numbers of people are flying from Glasgow Airport to go on skiing holidays despite the economic downturn, new figures have shown.
New flights to European ski resorts have seen the number of people flying from Glasgow on ski holidays almost double this winter.
A total of 18,349 skiers have flown from the airport since November – an 85 percent increase from last winter’s figure.
New flights were recently launched from Glasgow to Turin, Grenoble and Chambery, while the popularity of existing flights to Geneva and Salzburg have increased.
Glasgow Airport managing director Amanda McMillan said this winter had been "one of our busiest" in terms of the number of people taking ski holidays.
"Despite the recession, the ski market remains particularly buoyant and we’re delighted with the success of this year’s programme," she said.
"With several weeks left to the end of the winter schedule, we are on track to record our best performance for five years."
A £2 million scheme to install 300 security bollards in front of the airport’s main terminal was completed earlier this month.