Glasgow Prestwick Airport announce a new 747F freight service

Monday 25 March, 16:31 Europe/London

Glasgow Prestwick Airport is delighted to welcome CargoLogicAir, the UK’s only main-deck cargo airline, with the launch of twice-weekly freighter services.

The new Boeing 747 flights will operate on a Monday and Friday connecting Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Frankfurt Airport. Each service offers 110 tonnes of freight capacity giving a welcoming boost to Scotland’s oil and gas, aerospace and other manufacturing and production industries.

Prestwick Airport’s freight handling operation grew last year, capitalising on opportunities presented by Scotland’s buoyant energy and aerospace industries. The airport specialises in dedicated freight services and it regularly handles large and outsized cargo.

It also houses on-site security screening, wide-ranging storage facilities as well as employing personnel trained in specialist freight handling.

Stewart Adams, Chief Executive Officer at Glasgow Prestwick Airport said:

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome CargoLogicAir as the airport’s latest freight operator.

“With two weekly services carrying up to 110 tonnes, this is a tremendous addition to our extensive freight handling offering – a key part of the airport’s overall commercial strategy.

“CargoLogicAir has ambitious expansion plans and utilising the services of Prestwick Airport’s heavy-lift infrastructure, we’re excited to develop this partnership in support of its global operation.”

“CargoLogicAir is especially confident its XL product will appeal to customers moving outsize and heavyweight freight, a key specialisation of the airline.”