SNP must act now to save Prestwick Airport

Commenting on today's announcement by Ryanair which will see more services withdrawn from Prestwick Airport, Scottish Labour’s transport spokesman Mark Griffin said:

“More flights for Glasgow are welcome but the removal of the last remaining Ryanair passenger service to Dublin from Prestwick Airport is deeply worrying. Last month Nicola Sturgeon was unable to provide clarity on what the Scottish Government are doing to protect the future of Prestwick Airport and the SNP have blocked the publication of analysis that had been carried out on its future.

“Over £15million of public money has been ploughed into the facility and we know that last year it was losing £1million each month. The Scottish Government must come forward with a full business plan on what they intend to turn things around. Prestwick Airport is a major employer in Ayrshire and the local community depends hugely on associated income and they all deserve to know as a matter of priority what is planned to ensure that Prestwick Airport returns to profitability.”

3 July 2014