Prestwick Special Assistance

  • Lifts in the railway station for easy access to both floors.
  • A lift in the concourse itself.
  • A stairlift to the Aviator Suite.
  • Disabled toilets in departure lounges and on the ground floor of the terminal
  • Early boarding of flights for disabled passengers.
The airport also provides disabled passengers with free wheelchairs and assistance. For details of this service, call 01292 511000.


To ensure maximum assistance make sure you contact your airline directly or through your travel agent to advise them if you have trouble with walking, need wheelchair assistance or have any special dietary requirements. This will enable any special arrangements at the airport or during the flight, to be made.

Prestwick Airport Special Assistance Tips

Prestwick Disabled Facilities - wheelchair

Compare before you book

You should compare the arrangements offered by different airlines before making your booking and be sure to check whether the cost of any special assistance is included in the price of your ticket.

Tell your airline

Inform your airline of your particular needs in good time and check the policy of your airline if you wish to remain in your own wheelchair to the aircraft door rather than transfer to an airline wheelchair at check-in.

Check Prestwick’s Security

This is an important step if you’re taking medication, assistance animals or aids with you through the airport. If you have any doubts about what you can and cannot take through security, feel free to call up a customer adviser or contact the airport on social media.

Plan your route into Prestwick

Plan your route to the airport is paramount. This can be simple things like checking you get into the right carriage on the train to be assisted off. Alternatively, it could be about planning a road route with “pit stops” on the way if you needed to take a break.

Plan getting around the airport

Remember that there are often long walking distances within airports and that this may cause you to require assistance. Pre-arranging any necessary assistance will ensure that it’s available and that no time is lost in waiting for it to be arranged once you arrive at the airport.

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