Royal Mail to Boost International E-Commerce Services at Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Wednesday 26 June, 10:40 Europe/London

New partnership announced at Air Cargo China 2024 exhibition as UK’s flagship parcel service settles on new UK international e-commerce hub.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport (GPA) is to be Royal Mail’s newest international e-commerce hub in the United Kingdom (UK).

Florrie Kuang (left), Senior Business Manager – China Office, Royal Mail Group, and Jules Matteoni (right), Operations Director, Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

Prestwick was selected by Royal Mail due to the numerous benefits it offers over alternative airports throughout the UK, including offering up to half of the cost of landing at some UK hubs.

“We are confident that our new Fast and Efficient E-commerce Solution will offer customers real cost savings against other UK air cargo hubs, whilst also ensuring they meet their customer delivery-time promise,” said Nico Le Roux, Development Director, Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

“We are a full in-house operation, from ground handling and warehouse handling, to fire services, and air traffic control, which allows us to offer greater flexibility.

“Carriers only need to make one call to our operations line, and we take care of everything. This streamlined process is a significant advantage.”

GPA’s Operations Director Jules Matteoni added: “This joint solution with Royal Mail allows us to provide full visibility with traceability from touchdown to customer delivery and the potential to save on lead times through simplified processes.

“This is great news for our cargo customers, the airport, and the region.”

Royal Mail Director of Global Imports Vivian Davies said: “We are excited to be working with Glasgow Prestwick Airport to offer a cost-effective and efficient international e-commerce solution.

“Prestwick has no flight restrictions, congestion, or curfews on both inbound and outbound flights, offering round-the-clock availability, which is key for the fast turnaround needed in the e-commerce sector.

“Royal Mail is the UK’s leading last mile delivery provider offering a fully tracked service ensuring timely delivery within two to three days of parcels entering the UK.  

“By partnering with Prestwick, we are confident we can offer our existing and new international e-commerce customers an unbeatable service on both delivery time and cost.”

Prestwick recently announced a GBP2.2million investment cargo equipment and has taken delivery of two extra-wide high loaders with 20 and 35 tonne capacity respectively, a heavy-duty pushback tractor capable of handling any aircraft type, 12 new dollies, and a new Rapiscan X-ray machine with 7 mm steel penetration.

Prestwick Airport formally launched its ‘Fast and Efficient E-commerce Solution’ at the Air Cargo China Exhibition today, and has already garnered interest from key players in the sector, including with one prominent Asian logistics provider, who will be  visiting GPA’s 860-acre site to meet with Le Roux later this week.

If you are interested in learning more about Prestwick’s Fast and Efficient Ecommerce Solution or would like a site visit to see our ecommerce operation and facilities, please contact Nico Le Roux –

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