LOCATION

Prestwick Airport

PIK

29th

IMPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£1.2B

IMPORT VALUE 2016

30th

EXPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£430M

EXPORT VALUE 2016

INDICATIVE PRICE

Insufficient data for an indicative price

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.

TOP 10 IMPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
1 Engines and motors, non-electric (other than those of groups 712, 713 and 718); parts, n.e.s., of these engines and motors more info £1B
2 Aircraft and associated equipment; spacecraft (including satellites) and spacecraft launch vehicles; parts thereof more info £100M
3 Heating and cooling equipment and parts thereof, n.e.s. more info £4M
4 Civil engineering and contractors' plant and equipment; parts thereof more info £3.1M
5 Measuring, checking, analysing and controlling instruments and apparatus, n.e.s. more info £3M
6 Other machinery and equipment specialized for particular industries; parts thereof, n.e.s. more info £2.5M
7 Trailers and semi-trailers; other vehicles, not mechanically-propelled; specially designed and equipped transport containers more info £2M
8 Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques more info £1.4M
9 Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances for pipes, boiler shells, tanks, vats or the like, including pressure-reducing valves and thermostatically controlled valves more info £1.3M
10 Aluminium more info £1.1M

TOP 10 EXPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
1 Engines and motors, non-electric (other than those of groups 712, 713 and 718); parts, n.e.s., of these engines and motors more info £350M
2 Aircraft and associated equipment; spacecraft (including satellites) and spacecraft launch vehicles; parts thereof more info £18M
3 Measuring, checking, analysing and controlling instruments and apparatus, n.e.s. more info £5.1M
4 Other machinery and equipment specialized for particular industries; parts thereof, n.e.s. more info £4.4M
5 Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances for pipes, boiler shells, tanks, vats or the like, including pressure-reducing valves and thermostatically controlled valves more info £3.5M
6 Civil engineering and contractors' plant and equipment; parts thereof more info £3.4M
7 Live animals other than animals of division 03 more info £2M
8 Manufactures of base metal, n.e.s. more info £1.7M
9 Wire products (excluding insulated electrical wiring) and fencing grills more info £850K
10 Explosives and pyrotechnic products more info £840K