I find the comments about Prestwick being to the detriment to the west of Scotland absurd. Without the low cost links to France Spain Italy etc I and many other businesses just would not be able operate on the continent. Glasgow (GLW) is hardly losing long haul business when companies such as Continental American Air Canada and Emirates to name a few have international operations there (no British Airways?). Prestwick was ignored for decades by the major UK carriers so well done Ryanair for rejuvenating it! The airport is now well serviced by road rail and bus links and provides reasonable facilities for budget travel. However The current owners need to start showing some improvement in the infrastructure for their extra income. My pet hate about Prestwick: What idiot thought of closing two of three lanes to traffic in front of the terminal and banning drop-offs / pick ups? Presumably this was done to increase car park revenue but has only served to create needless traffic jams at peak times. Second irritation is how ground staff do not enforce the sequenced numbered boarding procedure. Just plain laziness and Ryanair ought to have a word with them.