Some general information about Prestwick Airport
Prestwick Airport losing still more money – Scottish Government may have to “lend” up to £25 million by end of 2016
Losses made by Prestwick airport have increased over the past year, since it was bought by the Scottish government for £1 in November 2013. The airport made a loss of £4.1 million in 2014/15 which was larger than the loss of £3.9 million the previous year. They said it was “another challenging year” but said there were “promising signs in a number of areas” including freight business and military activity. However, the loss of some Ryanair flights (to Glasgow Airport from October 2014) could be “more severely felt” in the current financial year. Pre-tax losses for 2014/15 stood at £8.9 million – almost double the £4.6m loss before tax the previous year. The airport’s loan from the Scottish government has also increased, rising from £4.5 million at the end of March 2014 to £10.8m at the end of March this year. That could increase further, with ministers having budgeted for a total of up to £25 million of loan cash for the airport by the end of 2015/16. (Presumably with little prospect of the taxpayer getting much of that back). The government hopes to return Prestwick to a profit before selling it back to the private sector, ministers have warned that could take time. By buying the airport, some 3,200 jobs were safeguarded. The number of passengers using Prestwick was 1,660,811 in 2010; 1,295,676 in 2011; 1,067,243 in 2012; and 1,145,561 in 2013 and 912,400 in 2014.
Prestwick Airport to be sold to Scottish Government for £1 – and other failing regional airports look to business parks and housing
Glasgow Prestwick Airport may be given to the Scottish Government for nothing
October 11, 2013 The owners of Glasgow Prestwick, New Zealand company Infratil, have suggested they may give away the airport for nothing. The Scottish government has announced it is negotiating to buy the unprofitable airport, and hopes to conclude detailed negotiations with the company by 20 November. Scottish government said it was the “only realistic alternative to closure”. In a statement on its website, the company said it did not expect any transaction “to give rise to material proceeds”. Prestwick was put up for sale last March after heavy annual losses. Several investors expressed interest but no offers were made. Infratil has also been trying to sell its other unprofitable UK airport, Manston. In May 2013, Infratil announced that it had written down the value of both airports to £11m. Infratil has agreed to ensure the airport is kept fully open and operational during the negotiation process. In 2012 Prestwick had around 1 million passengers, compared to 2.4 million at its peak in 2005. Click here to view full story…
Confirmed: Manston Airport up for sale, as Infratil also sheds Prestwick
March 8, 2012 Manston Airport has been put up for sale by its New Zealand based owners, Infratil. At Infratil’s Investor Day it announced that it intends to sell its two UK airports Manston and Prestwick because of a refocusing of its investment profile. Infratil will prioritise its other business interests – which include electricity generation and retailing and natural gas as well as transport provision in New Zealand. Click here to view full story…
passenger throughput in the next decade, handling 5.7 million passengers in 2018
and approximately 12 million in 2033. Growth predictions are based on the greater of 3 possible growth scenarios and it assumes that a number of business opportunities come to fruition, as well as new developments in the domestic, European and long haul markets.
of 4% per year over the same period. Under this scenario the airport will handle
approximately 50,000 tonnes of freight in 2018 and 100,000 tonnes in 2033.”While it is certain there will be a need to upgrade the existing apron and taxiway
facilities as the number of aircraft movements increases, the current runway infrastructure
will be sufficient to handle the growth referred to in the draft Master Plan.”
Airport press release on consultation
Glasgow Prestwick Airport has published details of its development plans for the next 25 years. The draft Master Plan describes how Glasgow Prestwick Airport will deliver its long-term role, set by the Government in the 2003 Aviation White Paper and subsequent updates. The public consultation period has now ended and we are currently considering the feedback we have received
Airport address: (the airport is 46 km (29 miles) from the city of Glasgow)
Prestwick Airport. Flights and CO2 emissions.
Analysis of flights, routes, and top 10 destinations from Prestwick Airport in 2011. Also carbon emissions.
And passenger growth and numbers over the past 15 years. http://www.awsw.co.uk/allco2/PIK_co2.html
UK Airport Statistics: 2012 – annual (Table 10.3) Terminal Passengers 2002 – 2012
Air Transport Movements
UK Airport Statistics: 2012 – annual (Table 4.2) ATMs 2002 – 2012
2012 8,152 (down – 14.8% on 2011)
2011 10,000 (down – 24% on 2010)
Wikipedia page on Prestwick airport:
Business Aviation: Number of business flights (= private jets)
CAA statistics, annual figures – Table 3.1
03/21 1,829 metres 6,000 feet Asphalt