Where next for Europe's secondary airports?

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The news that Wizz Air intends to leave Scotland’s Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) in favour of the city’s International Airport serves to emphasise the fact that while primary airports generally held quite steady in 2012 – and in some cases managed to grow their passenger traffic base – in Europe at least the hybridisation of airlines is but one factor leading airlines towards a reappraisal of their needs where airports are concerned. Is there now a future for secondary and tertiary level airports; a model that exploded on to the scene as recently as the first half of the 2000s to service the rapid escalation of budget airlines?

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