Glasgow Prestwick invests £2m in freight services

Glasgow Prestwick Airport has invested over £2 million in cargo equipment and storage to develop its freight services.

The Scottish airport has spent £2.17 million on two high loaders with 20 and 35 tonne capacity, a heavy duty pushback tractor capable of handling any aircraft type, 12 new dollies and a Rapiscan X-ray machine with 7.5mm steel penetration.

The new high loaders support turnaround times of under two hours for a 90 tonne load.

New cold storage facilities have been developed with a controlled range from -30C to +25C.

Nico Le Roux, Business Development Director at Glasgow Prestwick Airport, said: “We have one of the fastest turnaround times for air cargo in the UK, no slot requirements, and no restrictions. This investment is part of our ongoing commitment to providing world class freight services with 24/7 operations.”

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