Glasgow Prestwick International Airport
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Glasgow 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
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.
– 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.
– Prestwick 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
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
Essentials - 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.