Although it is one of the busiest airports in Scotland, Glasgow Prestwick Airport is only served by two airline companies. Such limited service is due to the fact that most of the air service in Scotland’s largest city is offered at the Glasgow International Airport.
Ryanair is the primary airline company that serves Glasgow Prestwick Airport. In terms of fleet size and total annual passenger service, Ryanair is the largest and busiest airline company in Ireland. All year long, this large low cost airline connects Glasgow with some of the most popular resort destinations in mainland Spain and in Spanish territories at sea. Mediterranean waterfront cities such as Alicante, Barcelona, and Malaga are directly accessible via Ryanair. The busy low-cost carrier also offers non-stop flights to Spain’s Canary Islands on the Atlantic Ocean near the West African coast. The beauty of Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, and Tenefire can be seen by Scottish tourists thanks to Ryanair.
Ryanair also operates a year round schedule to major cities in Eastern Europe. The Irish carrier offers non-stop flights to Bydgoszcz Ignacy Jan Paderewski Airport, Warsaw-Modlin Mazovia Airport, and Copernicus Airport Wroclaw. Offering trips to Riga, Ryanair also connects Glasgow with Latvia’s capital and largest city. Since Ryanair is based in Dublin, it is quite natural that the airline offers service between Glasgow and the company’s headquarters. Offering service to Beauvais-Tille Airport, Ryanair also serves as a bridge between Glasgow and the outskirts of Paris.
On a seasonal basis, Ryanair offers additional trips to several other popular Spanish resort destinations. Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca, which make up the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, are accessible through Ryanair flights. Murcia and Reus are other popular Spanish cities that are on the Ryanair schedule. Other seasonal destinations offered through Ireland’s largest airline include Italian cities such as Bergamo, Carcassonne, Pisa and Rome. Passengers at Glasgow Prestwick Airport can also enjoy the Greek Islands of Corfu and Crete when flying on the Ryanair fleet.
Wizz Air connects Glasgow Prestwick Airport with only two other destinations. Providing direct flights to Gdansk and Warsaw, this Hungarian low-cost carrier offers service to some of Poland’s most popular tourist sites. Wizz Air service is available all year long at Glasgow’s secondary airport.
The ticket counters and check-in desks for Ryanair and Wizz Air are located right near the entrance lobby of the Main Terminal building at Glasgow Prestwick Airport.