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Glasgow Prestwick Airport is an airport serving the Greater Glasgow urban area, situated 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) northeast of the town of Prestwick in South Ayrshire and 32 mi (51 km) from the city centre of Glasgow. It is the second busiest of the two airports serving Glasgow, with the busiest being Glasgow Airport which is situated within the Greater Glasgow conurbation itself (located in the town of Paisley in Renfrewshire). It is set to become the European hub for commercial space flights, and is Scotland's main candidate for development into the first UK Spaceport. Glasgow Prestwick is Scotland's fourth busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic, after Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow Airport, and Aberdeen Airport, although it is the largest in terms of land area. Passenger traffic peaked at 2.4 million in 2007 following a decade of rapid growth, driven in part by the boom in no-frills airlines, particularly Ryanair which uses the airport as an operating base.

Rank by import value 2016 (£)

34th

Import value 2016 (£)

£1.2B

Rank by export value 2016 (£)

20th

Export value 2016 (£)

£430M

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