The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Friday, 9 November 2007

Prestwick Airport chief Mark Rodwell welcomes
Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games win

AYRSHIRE'S Glasgow Prestwick Airport, one of two airports serving the Greater Glasgow area, has welcomed the decision by the Commonwealth Games Federation to award the 2014 event to Glasgow.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport chief executive Mark Rodwell commented: “This is fantastic news for Glasgow and Scotland as it will result in a major feel-good factor as well as massive benefits in sport, tourism, regeneration, inward investment and prestige.

“We would like to congratulate all those who were involved in the bid for demonstrating that Glasgow has both the ability and the passion necessary to host large sporting and cultural events.

“Both the airports serving Glasgow - Glasgow Prestwick and Glasgow Abbotsinch - will have a major role to play, and we look forward to holding discussions with the organisers and the Scottish Government to ensure that the transportation into Scotland for this event is world class.

“This is also an opportunity to build on some of the excellent work that has been done in the past, like when Glasgow expertly welcomed thousands of football fans for the Champions League Final in 2002 and the UEFA Cup Final in 2007, when both airports played a major part.”

Glasow Prestwick Airport is privately owned by Infratil, a New Zealand investment company which also owns Wellington International Airport and Kent International Airport at Manston Ramsgate.

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