HOLIDAYMAKERS are being warned that Glasgow Airport will be "extremely busy" this weekend as tens of thousands of people jet off for the October holiday week.

It comes after the airport announced it is "gearing up" for one of its busiest periods of the year today.

Over 120,000 travellers are expected to pass through the airport between Thursday, October 11 and Monday, October 16.

Popular destinations for people include the Canary Islands, southern Spain, Turkey, Cyprus, Portugal, Cancun, and Dubai.

Ahead of the busy spell, the airport and its airline partners will have extra staff on hand to help passengers, particularly those who require additional support or are travelling with youngsters, through check-in and security.

Ronald Leitch, Glasgow Airport’s Operations Director, said: “We expect the airport to be extremely busy over the next few days as tens of thousands of holidaymakers head off for some much-need sun and to escape the downpours we’ve seen here in Scotland.  

“The October school break is one of our peak periods and we expect to welcome an average of more than 120,000 people through our doors this weekend.

“As always during peak periods at the airport, we advise customers to arrive in good time to get through check-in and security. 

“We have a number of pre-security preparation areas in place across to help passengers get ready in advance of entering our central security hall.”