Scotland’s Prestwick airport is likely to be sold to a private sector investor soon, four years after government intervention to prevent its closure.
'Buyer found' for Prestwick airport
Scotland on Sunday reports that a buyer for the airport, which serves Glasgow, has been found and that an announcement will be made in the next few weeks.
The Scottish government paid £1 for Prestwick, which now has former Loganair chief executive Stewart Adams as its interim boss.
Prestwick’s only passenger services are from Ryanair and the airport accounts for only 672,000 passengers, a quarter of its total a decade ago.
A spokesperson for the Scottish government told the paper that meetings “with a number of parties” had taken place and added: “It remains the intention of the Scottish government to return Glasgow Prestwick airport to the private sector at the appropriate time."