Ayrshire has had an active airfield located at Prestwick for over 100 years and this airfield has operated as an airport since 1935.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport offers the full range of aviation services including:
- passenger and charter air travel
- air cargo handling – for aircrafts of all sizes
- training flights
- MRO facilities (maintenance, repair and overhaul)
- private and military aviation services
- search and rescue base
- other fixed base operator services such as fuelling.
Passenger routes include the Canary Islands, Balearics, Malta, Italy, Greece, Mainland Spain, Portugal and Poland.
The airport also offers property for businesses including offices, specialist properties, warehousing and hanger space. The airport has a footprint of 880 acres and is keen to attract aerospace business into Ayrshire.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is open all year round 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and operates at Fire Category 7 with upgrades on request.
The airport offers access to two runways. The main runway is 2,986 meters in length – making it the longest commercial runway north of Manchester.
The airport is located approximately 30 miles south west of Glasgow – Scotland’s largest city. It boasts excellent transport connections including its own railway link and easy access to the wider motorway network.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport directly employs more than 300 staff and supports over 4,500 jobs across the airport cluster, which currently contributes £61.6 million to the Scottish economy.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is working with partners to create an aerospace hub in Ayrshire for businesses involved in the space industry.
The airport is working towards becoming one of Europe’s first spaceports. If successful this could lead to the creation of 2,000 additional jobs and generate a further £320 million for the UK economy.