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PIK Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: PIK / EGPK
Airport Name: Glasgow-Prestwick Airport
Location: Prestwick (near Glasgow), Scotland, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 55°30'33"N by 4°35'39"W
Area Served: Glasgow, Prestwick, Strathclyde, Scotland
Operator/Owner: Scottish Government
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 65 feet (20 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK):

  • Because of Glasgow-Prestwick Airport's relatively low elevation of 65 feet, planes can take off or land at Glasgow-Prestwick Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • The closest airport to Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK) is Glasgow International Airport (GLA), which is located 26 miles (42 kilometers) NNE of PIK.
  • After British Airways had ceased regular passenger operations in 1983, BA continued to intermittently use Prestwick as a site for pilot training, especially for training Concorde pilots.
  • Since 2007 the airport has occasionally been used by BBC motoring TV show Top Gear as the location for various stunts and experiments.
  • Glasgow-Prestwick Airport handled 1,145,836 passengers last year.
  • In 1938 passenger facilities were added.
  • However on 21 April 2008, during a BBC Two radio interview with Ken Bruce, theatre impresario and chairman of Everton F.C., Bill Kenwright, said that Elvis actually spent a day in the UK being shown around London by Tommy Steele in 1958.
  • The furthest airport from Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK) is Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS), which is located 11,764 miles (18,932 kilometers) away in Stewart Island, New Zealand.
  • Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK) has 2 runways.
  • There had been proposed plans drawn up pre-war for the post war years which would have been classed as extremely ambitious, especially in the austere post-war years.
  • 2009 saw the unit break a new record as they were tasked to 447 call outs.
  • In physical terms, Prestwick is Scotland's largest commercial airfield, although in passenger traffic terms it sits in fourth place after Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International, and Aberdeen Airport.
  • The airport began life around 1934 — primarily as a training airfield — with a hangar, offices and control tower were constructed by the end of 1935.

Map of Nearest Airports from Glasgow-Prestwick Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Glasgow-Prestwick Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
125.82 miles (41.56 km) NNEGlasgow International Airport (GLA)Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomView Glasgow International Airport on a map Set GLA as destination Airport Get more information about Glasgow International Airport
243.11 miles (69.39 km) WCampbeltown Airport (CAL)Campbeltown, Scotland, United KingdomView Campbeltown Airport on a map Set CAL as destination Airport Get more information about Campbeltown Airport
356.45 miles (90.85 km) ENEEdinburgh Airport (EDI)Edinburgh, United KingdomView Edinburgh Airport on a map Set EDI as destination Airport Get more information about Edinburgh Airport
466.11 miles (106.39 km) WIslay Airport (ILY)Islay, Scotland, United KingdomView Islay Airport on a map Set ILY as destination Airport Get more information about Islay Airport
574.41 miles (119.75 km) WNWColonsay Airport (CSA)Colonsay, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, United KingdomView Colonsay Airport on a map Set CSA as destination Airport Get more information about Colonsay Airport
679.69 miles (128.24 km) SWGeorge Best Belfast City Airport (BHD)Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomView George Best Belfast City Airport on a map Set BHD as destination Airport Get more information about George Best Belfast City Airport
779.81 miles (128.45 km) NEPerth Airport (PSL)Perth, Scotland, United KingdomView Perth Airport on a map Set PSL as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
880.69 miles (129.86 km) ESECarlisle Lake District Airport (CAX)Carlisle, England, United KingdomView Carlisle Lake District Airport on a map Set CAX as destination Airport Get more information about Carlisle Lake District Airport
987.04 miles (140.08 km) SWBelfast International Airport (BFS)Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomView Belfast International Airport on a map Set BFS as destination Airport Get more information about Belfast International Airport
1089.00 miles (143.24 km) NEDundee Airport (DND)Dundee, Scotland, United KingdomView Dundee Airport on a map Set DND as destination Airport Get more information about Dundee Airport
1189.55 miles (144.12 km) NERAF Leuchars (ADX)St Andrews, Scotland, United KingdomView RAF Leuchars on a map Set ADX as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Leuchars
1298.54 miles (158.59 km) SIsle of Man Airport (IOM)Ronaldsway, Isle of Man, United KingdomView Isle of Man Airport on a map Set IOM as destination Airport Get more information about Isle of Man Airport
13106.06 miles (170.69 km) WSWCity of Derry Airport (LDY)Derry, Northern Ireland, United KingdomView City of Derry Airport on a map Set LDY as destination Airport Get more information about City of Derry Airport
14108.58 miles (174.74 km) NWColl Island Airport (COL)Coll, Scotland, United KingdomView Coll Island Airport on a map Set COL as destination Airport Get more information about Coll Island Airport
15109.05 miles (175.50 km) SSEBarrow/Walney Island Airport (BWF)Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, United KingdomView Barrow/Walney Island Airport on a map Set BWF as destination Airport Get more information about Barrow/Walney Island Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Glasgow-Prestwick Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Glasgow-Prestwick Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,763.97 miles (18,932.22 km) SSERyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
211,737.39 miles (18,889.45 km) SSEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
311,737.18 miles (18,889.12 km) SSEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
411,684.31 miles (18,804.04 km) SSEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
511,677.93 miles (18,793.76 km) SSEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
611,655.46 miles (18,757.60 km) SSEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
711,643.86 miles (18,738.93 km) SSEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
811,640.83 miles (18,734.06 km) SSERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
911,619.13 miles (18,699.12 km) SSEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
1011,619.04 miles (18,698.98 km) SSEMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
1111,601.77 miles (18,671.19 km) SSEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1211,596.53 miles (18,662.77 km) SChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
1311,592.50 miles (18,656.28 km) SSEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1411,570.67 miles (18,621.14 km) SSEFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome
1511,551.71 miles (18,590.63 km) SSWChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands