Glasgow Prestwick Airport sees more passengers

Glasgow Prestwick Airport sees more passengersAn increasing number of passengers used Glasgow Prestwick Airport in June and in the last year of operation, it has been reported.

Scotland’s largest commercial airfield recorded a total of 222,940 passengers last month which accounted for a three per cent rise compared to same month last year and a one per cent jump on May.

Chief executive Mark Rodwell said: "This is a strong showing in the current aviation environment and demonstrates how individual airports and airlines can grow against a declining trend."

Glasgow Prestwick Airport is outperforming its Scottish rivals largely thanks to a 36 per cent rise in the number of charter passengers.

"The overall Glasgow market is declining, demonstrated by the fact that passengers at Glasgow Abbotsinch were down by 4.9 per cent in June, consistent with its year-to-date drop of 4.8 per cent," added Mr Rodwell.

The hub experienced its busiest day ever on June 27th when 10,000 passengers went through the airport.

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