Cambridge Airport

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Cambridge International Airport
CambridgeAirport.svg
Cambridge Airport buildings.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Marshall Aerospace
Serves Cambridge
Location Cambridge and Teversham, Cambridgeshire
Elevation AMSL 47 ft / 15 m
Coordinates 52°12′18″N 000°10′30″E / 52.20500°N 0.17500°E / 52.20500; 0.17500Coordinates: 52°12′18″N 000°10′30″E / 52.20500°N 0.17500°E / 52.20500; 0.17500
Website cambridgeairport.com
Map
EGSC is located in Cambridge
EGSC
EGSC
Location in Cambridge
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 1,965 6,446 Concrete
Statistics
Aircraft Movements 21,768
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority[2]

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.[3] The airport is available for corporate and private use, and is home to four flying schools.

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

The airport main building (1938)

Opened in 1938, when it replaced the old airfield at Fen Ditton,[4] 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.[5][6] For many years it was the base for the Cambridge University Air Squadron.

Development since the 2000s[edit]

General aviation apron

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 A study for a new airport was undertaken by Cambridgeshire County Council and planning permission was requested but withdrawn.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".[7][8]

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.[9] 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.[10]

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.[11][12] 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.[13] Using 32 seat Dornier 328JET aircraft, to begin with 20 seats were reserved by AstraZeneca in order to connect its two main European offices.[14]

Passenger services were reported as "to end on 31 January 2016",[15] although British Airways/Sun-Air continued to operate flights from Cambridge to Gothenburg. Since 24 March 2016 tickets have not been available to the general public.[16] As of November 2017 the flights now originate in Manchester with a brief stop in Cambridge.[17]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Currently there are no destinations for which members of the general public can buy a ticket.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cambridge — EGSC.
  2. ^ UK Airport Statistics: 2007 — annual.
  3. ^ Civil Aviation Authority Aerodrome Ordinary Licences Archived 28 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine..
  4. ^ "Commercial Aviation:Fen Ditton Replaced". Flight, 28 October 1937, p. 430.
  5. ^ Newmarket Road: Cambridge Airport, Cambridge 2000.
  6. ^ Marshalls Cambridge Airport Control and Office Building, Teversham, British listed buildings. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  7. ^ Marshall says it will stay in Cambridge Archived 3 April 2010 at the Wayback Machine., Cambridge News.
  8. ^ Cambridge Airport will not move into Waterbeach Barracks Archived 24 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine., Eastern Daily Press, 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  9. ^ New Name and New Executive Business Aviation facilities for Cambridge airport Archived 13 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine., Marshall Aerospace.
  10. ^ Cambridge Airport sets out plans for future, BBC Cambridgeshire news website, 2011-01-13. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  11. ^ Direct flights between Cambridge and Jersey return, BBC Jersey news website, 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  12. ^ Cambridge Airport reinstates scheduled flights, BBC Cambridgeshire news website, 2012-05-12. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 February 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  14. ^ [1] Daily Telegraph
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ SUN-AIR Timetable Archived 12 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ [2] Flightradar24 BA8235

External links[edit]

Media related to Cambridge Airport at Wikimedia Commons