The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Glasgow Prestwick Airport reports
increased passenger and freight numbers

GLASGOW PRESTWICK AIRPORT’S performance in May saw year-on-year and month-on-month increases in the number of passengers handled.

[Pictured: Glasgow Prestwick Airport chief executive Mark Rodwell.]

A total of 221,840 passengers used the airport during May – this represents rises of 2.5% on May 2007 and 12% on April’s performance.

The main driver for the positive year-on-year variance is increased capacity on a number of existing routes and new Ryanair and Wizz Air destinations, introduced since May last year.

These new destinations include Belfast, Budapest, Cork, Katowice and Poznan, while Ryanair have recently announced three new routes for the coming winter – Malaga, Tenerife and Faro.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport also handled 2,704 tonnes of freight during May, representing an increase of 5% on May 2007.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport chief executive Mark Rodwell said: “This is a pleasing result in what is a challenging economic environment, and paves the way for what we anticipate will be a successful summer.”

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