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Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Glasgow Prestwick Airport taken in 2010.
Airport information
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Airport typePublic
OwnerInfratil
OperatorGlasgow Prestwick Airport Ltd
ServesPrestwick, Strathclyde, Scotland, United Kingdom
LocationPrestwick, South Ayrshire
Elevation20 m (65 ft)
Statistics2010
Passengers1662744
Passenger change 09-10(-)8.5%
Aircraft Movements33087
Movements change 09-10(-)3.3%

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Glasgow Prestwick Airport is an international airport serving the Greater Glasgow urban area, situated 1 NM (0.3 lk=in) northeast of the town of Prestwick in South Ayrshire and 32 miles from the city centre of Glasgow.

In physical terms, Prestwick is Scotland's largest commercial airfield, although in passenger traffic terms it sits in fourth place after Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International, and Aberdeen Airport all of which are operated by BAA. Passenger traffic peaked in 2007 following ten years of rapid growth, driven in part by the boom in no-frills airlines, especially from Ryanair who is Prestwick's biggest tenant and uses the airport as a hub. Since 2007 there has been a significant reduction in passenger traffic with 1.6 million passengers passing through the airport in 2010, an 8.5% annual reduction.


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