Bosses at Glasgow Airport have said the travel hub is facing its busiest period, with half a million passengers expected to pass through the terminal over the next fortnight.

It will be the busiest holiday season since 2019.

More than 500,000 travellers are expected over the next two weeks as people make the most of the school holidays by taking a trip abroad.

Over 150,000 holidaymakers are expected by airline staff this weekend as schools across a number of council areas close for the summer.

Additional staff will be on hand at peak times over the next few weeks to help passengers at check-in and security.

Ronald Leitch, the airport’s operations director, has urged travellers to arrive early and come prepared for their flight.

He said: “The recent great weather will hopefully have ensured our passengers travelling through the airport over the next fortnight are in the holiday spirit.

"There is always a great atmosphere in the terminal, particularly as the school term has come to an end and thousands of families arrive at the airport ahead of their holidays.

“The next two weeks are sure to be the busiest we have experienced since 2019, so we would encourage passengers to arrive at the time stated by their airline to allow enough time for check-in and to ensure they are prepared for security and have their boarding passes ready.

"A general rule is three hours for an international flight and two for a domestic.

“All liquids, gels and pastes carried in hand luggage should be 100ml or less and carried in the clear, biodegradable bags provided ahead of security and should be presented outwith their hand luggage at the security check point.

“Passengers should also organise their hand luggage appropriately before they go through our X-ray machines, which means removing laptops and other large electrical equipment from their bags and placing them flat and unobstructed in the tray along with smaller items such as keys, coins, watches and phones.

“Small steps such as these really help to ensure our passengers pass through security as quickly and smoothly as possible so they can relax and enjoy the start of their holiday.”