Prestwick chiefs to leave airport as bosses admit “radical turnaround” needed

TWO bosses of the Scottish Government-owned Glasgow Prestwick Airport are to leave their jobs as part of a bid to revive the fortunes of the struggling facility.

Chief Executive Iain Cochrane and Chief Commercial Officer Graeme Sweenie will both have left the business by the end of next month, with a search already underway to find replacements.

The airport was purchased by the Scottish Government for £1 in 2013, amid fears it would be forced to close due to heavy losses.

Since then, it has continued to be run on a commercial basis, although today’s announcement will be seen as significant as ministers seek to reposition the airport, which is a vital part of the Ayrshire economy but may not become profitable for several years.

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