ACI’s traffic report for the full year ranks airports based on passenger numbers with Glasgow falling into group three - airports welcoming between 5 and 10 million passengers.
The research ranked Glasgow as the fifth fastest growing airport in its group behind Milan, Gothenburg, Berlin and Porto.
The airport, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016, experienced unprecedented growth during each month last year.
This ensured it was able to record its fifth consecutive year of growth and return its passenger numbers to pre-recession levels.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “To have been confirmed as one of the top performing airports in Europe is a fantastic achievement.
“We worked extremely hard throughout 2015 to strengthen our route network and this was reflected in our passenger growth.
“We recorded double digit percentage growth during each month of 2015, bar one, and we are looking forward to building on this success during what is our golden anniversary year.”
During 2015, the airport announced 30 new routes and services, significantly strengthened its connections to major European cities and cemented its position as Scotland’s principal long haul airport.