Scotland's Premier Freight Airport
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is the Scotland's premier dedicated freight airport, ideally located on the 'Great Circle Route' between North America and the Middle East, it is the first mainland airport between USA and Europe - perfectly located for transatlantic freight and fuel stops.
Capable of handling all aircraft types
Glasgow Prestwick is equipped with the full range of freight handling equipment and the airport currently services daily 747 freight movements along with ad-hoc charters ranging from livestock, oil well equipment and aircraft engines. The airport has invested heavily in brand new custom built equipment putting it at the forefront of the UK freight handling business.
Uncongested motorway access
Uncongested motorway access and being less than 10 minutes from the M77 is a further advantage. Glasgow Prestwick is located on the dual-carriageway A79 which connects to M77 motorway taking your cargo directly central Scotland, the north of England and beyond.
Fast and efficient turnarounds
With the benefit of a lack congestion and the efficiency of our operating structure Glasgow Prestwick is capable of delivering a very efficient turnaround of freight aircraft. In addition we pride ourselves in our ability to handle unusual and large items of out of gauge cargo.
Equine Border Inspection Post
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is the only airport in Scotland licensed by DEFRA and the European Commission as an approved BIP for the importation of ungulates and equine from third countries.
The purpose built facility is situated on the west side of the airport and has airside access to the main apron. It is operated by Prestwick Animal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary company of Glasgow Prestwick Airport.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport has a NEQ (Net Explosive Quantity) of 8,000 kgs of Class 1.1.
This is one of the highest capacities in the UK outside military airfields. Consequently the airport is now the prime site for the handling and movement of this specialised commodity.
24 hour unrestricted operations
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, with no noise restrictions. It has unobstructed approaches over sea and countryside with low population density.
2,987 metre runway
Our excellent runway means we are capable of handling all commercial aircraft types.
Exceptional weather record
Our freight customers include:
Prestwick Bond (Opening Hours)
Bond Office - 07:00 - 17:00 Daily
Bond Warehouse - 06:00 - 22:00 Daily
Out of hours requests with advance notification.
Tel: +44 (0) 1292 511081