Aviation


Glasgow Prestwick International Airport is a major asset to the development of the economy in Ayrshire.  Until recently, it had seen dramatic growth in the number of new routes, passengers and freight, predominantly due to the expansion of the low-cost airline market and the development of an intercontinental freight hub.


During the recession passenger numbers have fallen from a peak of 2.4m in 2007 to 1.65 million in 2010.

 

Glasgow Prestwick International Airport

 

Passengers (thousands)

Freight (tonnes)

2005

2,388,000

29,676

2006

2,379,960

29,030

2007

2,404,250

31,574

2008

2,396,741

23,011

2009

1,804,890

13,419

2010

 1,649,414

 12,366

Source:  Infratil, 2010 (year to December)

 

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Last Updated: 23 January 2014