|Cambridge International Airport|
|Location||Cambridge and Teversham, Cambridgeshire|
|Elevation AMSL||47 ft / 15 m|
Cambridge International Airport (IATA: CBG, ICAO: EGSC), previously Marshall Airport Cambridge UK, is a regional airport in Cambridgeshire, England. It is located on the eastern outskirts of Cambridge, south of Newmarket Road and west of the village of Teversham, 1.5 NM (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) from the centre of Cambridge and approximately 50 mi (80 km) from London.
Marshall of Cambridge Aerospace Limited has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence (Number P433) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction. The airport is available for corporate and private use, and is home to four flying schools.
Opened in 1938, when it replaced the old airfield at Fen Ditton, the airport is owned and operated by Marshall Aerospace, a Cambridge-based company with many years' history servicing civilian and military contracts. The main building, which is a Grade II listed building, was designed by the architect Harold Tomlinson of the University of Cambridge and constructed in 1936–37. For many years it was the base for the Cambridge University Air Squadron.
Development since the 2000s
In 2000, a proposal was created to relocate the airport to a new site away from the city, which would have freed up 500 acres (200 ha) of land for the building of several thousand new homes. A study for a new airport was undertaken by Cambridgeshire County Council and planning permission was requested but withdrawn. In April 2010 Marshall Aerospace again announced it would not be moving from Cambridge Airport to make way for new housing. RAF Mildenhall, Waterbeach Barracks and RAF Wyton were considered as alternative sites but Marshall concluded there were "no suitable relocation options".
In October 2008, to coincide with the opening of the new Marshall Business Aviation Centre, the airport's name was changed from Cambridge City Airport to Marshall Airport Cambridge UK. The name was changed again to Cambridge Airport in 2011 as plans were announced for an expansion of the airport following the installation of instrument landing systems and new hangars.
In 2012 the airport introduced charter flights to Italy as well as regular flights to the Channel Islands. These were the first scheduled flights from the airport since 2006. In mid 2013 the airport completed a £1m refurbishment of its passenger terminal to handle new international airline services and in March 2015 British Airways commenced daily scheduled services to Gothenburg operated by franchise Sun-Air of Scandinavia.
Passenger services were reported as "to end on 31 January 2016", but in early February 2016 commercial airline flights continued to operate. British Airways/Sun-Air continued to operate flights to Cambridge until 24 March 2016 when the last scheduled passenger flight to Cambridge arrived.
Airlines and destinations
Effective 25 March 2016 there are no longer any regular passenger flights to or from Cambridge.
- Cambridge — EGSC.
- UK Airport Statistics: 2007 — annual.
- Civil Aviation Authority Aerodrome Ordinary Licences Archived 28 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine..
- "Commercial Aviation:Fen Ditton Replaced". Flight, 28 October 1937, p. 430.
- Newmarket Road: Cambridge Airport, Cambridge 2000.
- Marshalls Cambridge Airport Control and Office Building, Teversham, British listed buildings. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- Marshall says it will stay in Cambridge, Cambridge News.
- Cambridge Airport will not move into Waterbeach Barracks, Eastern Daily Press, 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- New Name and New Executive Business Aviation facilities for Cambridge airport, Marshall Aerospace.
- Cambridge Airport sets out plans for future, BBC Cambridgeshire news website, 2011-01-13. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- Direct flights between Cambridge and Jersey return, BBC Jersey news website, 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- Cambridge Airport reinstates scheduled flights, BBC Cambridgeshire news website, 2012-05-12. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- Cambridge Airport axes charter and scheduled passenger flights Archived 20 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine., Cambridge News, 2015-12-02. Retrieved 2016-02-02.
- SUN-AIR Timetable
Media related to Cambridge Airport at Wikimedia Commons