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Glasgow Prestwick International Airport

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LocationGlasgow Prestwick International Airport is situated north of the town of Prestwick in Ayrshire, Scotland. Prestwick airport is situated close to Prestwick town centre and is nearby if one takes the A79 road.

Know your Airport - Prestwick is Scotland's largest commercial airfield. The airport has a new slogan, "Pure Dead Brilliant"! Most people especially locals know that Prestwick Airport is famous because it is the only place in all of the British lands that Elvis Presley had stepped in.  

Airport Structure

  Terminals – The lone terminal was opened in 1964.

Transit systems
– There is only 1 terminal. There is no dedicated transit system in the airport.

Inside the terminals
– Check-in desks are can be found on the ground floor of the terminal building. Both the International and domestic departures can be found on the first floor. For the international flights, the check-in is 2 hours before departure. The same applies for European flights. The comparatively mild rush for domestic flights has resulted in the check-in time being reduced to 1 hour before departure. Boarding by and large begins just about 45 minutes before departure. Arrival area is located on the ground floor of the main concourse. The departure lounges are located on the first floor. A left luggage facility is placed in the security department of the airport.

Safety - Enhanced security measures are enforced so certain items are a strictly banned from the airports. It is advised that one should always check the exact hand luggage allowance with particular airline before packing. Some items like scissors, blades, knives, needles and even pool cues/darts are not allowed while traveling. Syringes that are required for diabetics and other medical reasons are only allowed in hand luggage if they can be proven as a medical necessity. The security troops have strict policies for cylinders, magnets, fire-lighters, poisons and radioactive materials. These measures ensure that nothing gets past the airport without our permission.

Business facilities
– There are private suites which are available for conferences and events. These suites offer own private lounge bar and a wide range of buffet menus. There is a seminar room which has a range of business facilities. Glasgow Prestwick airport has internet kiosks which enable our customers to access the internet and e-mail while on tour. They are located on the 1st floor in the main terminal and in the departure lounge.

Family interests
Glasgow Prestwick airport authorities has brand new shopping and eating facilities. They offer customers a diverse range of quality products. The shops are open from 5am until the last flight in the evening. There are shops which offer confectioneries and a delectable range of sweetmeats. On the airport passengers can find two ‘Scottish Presence’ stores. They are located in the terminal and another one is in the departure lounge. These stores offer a wide range of quality gifts and souvenirs. A well-known national retailer also has significant presence in form of shops selling books and magazines in the main terminal and departure lounge. They offer a wide range of confectionery, soft drinks, tobacco and an assortment of cards and stationary. Passengers traveling to Non-EU destinations can take the advantage of duty free prices on alcohol and tobacco products. The Glasgow Prestwick Airport Tax Free Shop offers their passengers the advantages of shopping at the airport, without the need to carry purchases with them. The service is available to all travelers traveling within the European Union. There are entertainment zones where young children can play games and have loads of fun, while their parents can explore the spread set before them at the airport.

  Special servicePrestwick airport provides a range of special facilities. They include lifts in the railway station for easy access to both floors, disabled toilets in departure lounges and on the ground floor of the terminal. The airport has even made flying easy for them with early boarding of flights. The airport also provides disabled passengers with complimentary wheelchairs and support. Please make sure that you inform your airline of your particular needs in good time.

Parking options
– there are a few good options in and around the Prestwick Airport. Short-stay parking is perfect for picking up and dropping off passengers. Mid-stay parking at Prestwick airport is best for passengers parking their car for only a couple of days. The Long-stay car parks give out the best deals. The off-airport car parks offer airport shuttle.

Extra information
- Glasgow Prestwick International Airport is not only a busy passenger airport. Very few people know that it is actually the premier freight airport for Scotland, Ireland and Northern England. In support of Scottish & UK industry Glasgow Prestwick has successfully developed direct intercontinental freight services. As far as passengers are concerned, a multimillion pound plan has been proposed to double the size of the departure. A two storey building is being considered to substitute the current arrivals and departure halls. The final structure would have one floor exclusively for departures and the other for arrivals.

Leaving from Glasgow Prestwick International Airport – If you are planning to leave Prestwick Airport by train, then you can avail of the regular train services from Glasgow central station to Prestwick airport. National Express coach services are also available from Glasgow city centre to entire United Kingdom. Travelers can easily leave Prestwick Airport by using services which run both during daytime and nights. For travelers who want to use taxis, there happens to be a taxi rank close to the forecourt of the terminal.

- There is an Information Desk situated right at the entrance of the domestic arrivals hall. All through out the airport, one can easily find many cash dispensers. They accept all major cards. Postal services are also available in the main terminal.

Airlines operating from Glasgow Prestwick International Airport

  The main scheduled carrier at Prestwick is Ryanair. The other prominent airlines operating from the airport are Aer Arann, Transavia, and Wizzair etc. Holiday airlines operating from Prestwick include MyTravel Airways, Britannia Airways, Balkan Holidays and LTE.

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