Prestwick Airport reopens after flooding disruption
GLASGOW Prestwick airport reopened yesterday after it was closed because of severe rainfall and flooding.
• Airport hit by flooding
• Flights may still be delayed or disrupted, passengers warned
The Ayrshire hub shut at about 4:30pm on Thursday and flights were diverted.
Airport chief executive Iain Cochrane said: “We’ve never experienced this level of rainfall in such a short period of time.
“The burn that runs under the main runway burst its banks and backed up and caused extensive problems, not just within the airport vicinity but in the surrounding area.”
The A77 near Prestwick was closed at Dutchhouse roundabout yesterday, with diversions in place.
A statement posted on the airport’s website yesterday said: “Following an airfield review, Glasgow Prestwick Airport is pleased to advise that it has reopened. Flights may still be subject to delay and disruption, and passengers are advised to contact their airline.”
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Friday 24 May 2013
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