Specialist services

Glasgow Prestwick Airport’s range of air cargo services are unique in Scotland and we are the closest airport with these capabilities for the North of England.

Scotland’s stage show and event cargo handling specialists

The airport has vast experience in the handling of large events and stage shows working with specialist freight forwarders. This cargo requires highly specialised treatment and quick turn arounds, which Glasgow Prestwick Airport has demonstrated the ability to deliver. This makes it the ideal cargo airport for stage shows and events entering or departing the UK.

Oil and gas industry

The airport has a long history of serving the air freight requirements for the local oil and gas industry, where highly specialised handling of industrial sized items and dedicated charter aircraft are required, often at short notice and with quick turnarounds.

Aircraft engines

Glasgow Prestwick Airport supports the local and UK wide aerospace industry through the effective handling and uplift of complete aero engines and aerospace components worldwide.

Net Explosive Quantity

Glasgow Prestwick Airport has a NEQ (Net Explosive Quantity) of 8,000kgs 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.

Border Control Post (BCP)

Glasgow Prestwick Airport operates an approved Border Control Post (BCP) to facilitate the handling of equines and ungulates. Our inhouse team have vast experience in the processing and movement of livestock safely and humanely around the world. We regularly handle import and export shipments of horses, including racehorses and rare breeds.

Our recently upgraded 4170sq ft BCP facility is fully compliant with the DEFRA requirements and provides the following amenities:

  • Stables
  • Isolation stable
  • Portable handling area
  • Toilet and shower facilities for use by
  • Office space
  • Storage space
  • Small outdoor yard

Guidance and more information on the import and export of animals can be viewed on the Scottish Government website. 

For any handling requests or questions which you may have, please contact:

Nico Le Roux, Business Development Director
Email – nleroux@glasgowprestwick.com
Telephone – 01292 511017