The newspaper said the publicly owned airport was being used to launch frontline operations, and that Prestwick
executives had attended US military fairs to pursue contracts.
Mike Stewart, business development director at Prestwick
airport, said: "This is great news.
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Oska, which operates 25 European routes from Prestwick
, will operate three return flights in March for the week-long trips, which included tours of Kemer, Pamukkale, Tavas and Perga.
Sturgeon noted the New Zealand investor has been seeking to divest the Prestwick
Airport, located near Glasgow, and the Manston Airport in England since March 2012 but none of the private suitors for the operations had been able to meet a timeframe satisfactory to the vendor.
9 October 2013 - Scotland wants to take local Prestwick
airport, owned by New Zealand's Infratil Ltd (NZE:IFT), in state hands in a bid to preserve jobs, deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon said in a statement.
The facility, which is due to open in October 2010, was announced at Prestwick
by Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond and Ryanair's Michael O'Leary.
The carrier will also open a new route from Glasgow Prestwick
to Fuerteventura, following the collapse of Scottish low-cost carrier Flyglobespan.
Ryanair also announced that it was starting four new routes from Prestwick
airport from October - to Alicante, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, and Palma in Majorca.
Ryanair will now operate 25 flights from Prestwick
after adding Budapest, Hungary, Kaunas in Lithuania and the 45-minute hop to Belfast City Airport, in Northern Ireland, from October 30.
The three women and a man got through a fence at Prestwick
Airport, near Glasgow, and ran on to a runway, according to media reports.
More than 150 protesters descended on Prestwick
airport carrying banners, placards and Lebanese flags and chanting slogans against the violence and weapons flights.