About Glasgow Prestwick International Airport
In 2008 Glasgow Prestwick International Airport handled more than 2.4 million passengers. The airport is the main hub for Scotland with flights to more than 30 destinations, including most of Europe, selected North American cities and a few destinations in the Caribbean. The airport is just 40 minutes from Glasgow City Centre. It has two runways, one of which (at 2987m) is the longest in Scotland.
The last ten years has seen unprecedented growth in passenger traffic using the airport. This has been driven mainly by the boom in no-frills airlines, especially from Ryanair who is Prestwick's biggest tenant and uses the airport as their hub.
The spacious, modern Departure Lounge offers an extensive duty free shop, a newsagent and electrical goods store. Hot and cold food and beverages are available from the Cloud 9 Cafe Bar. There is also a children's play area, an amusement arcade and a bureau de change.
In the main concourse the Gallery Cafe and Graceland Bar offer a varied range of food, as well as a bureau de change, cash points, a newsagents and a gift shop.
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.
The airport also meets the stipulated EU standards for use by disabled or physically challenged people. For free assistance, call 44 (0) 1292 511066. There is also a baby changing facility situated in the main terminal.
For Flight Information, please call + 44 (0) 1292 511000.
To visit the Prestwick Airport website go to www.gpia.co.uk
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