Cambridge Airport announced this morning that a total of 17 aircraft movements would take place at the airfield today – Friday 27 July – in support of the UK Olympics. A total of 211 further movements are booked for the Olympic period which ends following the Paralympic Games in August.
Airport busy with Olympics traffic
Terry Holloway, Deputy Chairman of Cambridge Airport, said: ‘After a relatively slow start, as we had anticipated, bookings are now beginning to come into the Airport and our staff are handling in the region of 50 enquiries each day about use of the Airport.’
Cambridge Airport has been designated by the UK Government one of four airfields in the UK for possible 24/7 operations during the Olympics period.
Cambridge Airport is part of the Marshall Group of Companies, a private family business, owned and managed by the Marshall family. The business was founded in Cambridge in 1909, and entered aviation in 1929. Marshall Group activities which take place at the Airport include Marshall Aerospace (Engineering and Technology), Marshall Executive Aviation (Jet Charter and Management) and Cambridge Aeroclub (GA Training and Maintenance).
Cambridge Airport primarily targets the East of England market with a strong focus on Cambridge and its business, academic and industrial sectors. It is also a strong provider to the equine community as it is just 10 miles from Newmarket and offers regular services for the transportation of horses.
The Airport offers new regular airline and tour operator services to destinations across Europe including France, the Channel Islands and Italy.
The Airport is ideally positioned for easy access to London with just under an hour’s drive to Canary Wharf and East London, the location of the key Olympics venues.
With a 1965m/6447ft runway accepting aircraft up to Boeing 757 or Airbus 320 and all regional jet types, it is suitable for short to medium haul passenger airline services. It boasts CAA Category 7 Fire & Air Traffic Control status and has full navigational aids and communications, which include radar approach coverage up to 30nm and a new GPS approach to complement its ILS system.
Cambridge Airport is home to a variety of aviation service providers including charter operator Marshall Executive Aviation, MEA which operates a Cessna Citation Bravo and Citation XLS as well as a Bombardier Challenger 300.
For further information contact:
Group Support Executive
The Marshall Group of Companies
The Airport, Newmarket Road
Cambridge, CB5 8RX
Tel: 01223 373227 (Office)./ 07785 316763 (mobile)
Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.