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S5W-11895: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 9 October 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many passengers have (a) departed from and (b) arrived at Glasgow Prestwick Airport (i) since April 2017 and (ii) in each year since 2015, also broken down by airline.

Answered by: Keith Brown 24 October 2017

Passenger numbers broken down by departing and arriving passengers for 2015, 2016 and 2017 (to September) are provided in the following table. Figures have been provided for Ryanair as the only scheduled passenger airline serving Prestwick during this period. Figures are also provided for other flights which include passengers on non-scheduled, chartered, military, general aviation and diverted flights. We do not hold a breakdown of these ‘other’ flights:

Year

Departing

Arriving

Total

 

Ryanair

Other

Ryanair

Other

Ryanair

Other

2015

301,796

3,672

299,762

5,344

601,558

9,016

2016

331,382

5,546

329,818

6325

661,200

11,871

2017*

283,686

3,283

277,387

6,405

561,073

9,688

Apr-Sep 2017

243,306

2,346

239,055

3,203

482,361

5,549

* Total passenger figures January to September 2017

Source: Glasgow Prestwick Airport