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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-14827: Colin Smyth (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 26 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work on 22 February 2018 (Official Report, c. 44), how many military flights it expects at Prestwick airport in each of the next 10 years.

Answered by: Keith Brown 12 March 2018

Glasgow Prestwick Airport is operated on a commercial basis and at arm’s length from the Scottish Government in compliance with European Union state aid rules. Securing a larger share of military business is part of the 5 year Strategic Plan 2017-2022 published by Glasgow Prestwick Airport on 28 April 2017. The Scottish Government does not hold information on projected number of aircraft movements for the next 10 years.