Travel outlet opens at Cambridge International Airport


Specialist travel and cruise agency, Fred. Olsen Travel, has announced that it will open a new travel outlet at Cambridge International Airport.

Opening from May in the check in area of Cambridge International Airport’s newly refurbished terminal, the new leisure and business travel store will mark the first time Fred. Olsen Travel – which boasts seven high street stores across East Anglia – uses a local airport as its base.

This follows news that leading European airline, CityJet, will be launching two new routes from the airport as of 1 May 2014. CityJet will be introducing a new double daily route to Dublin and Amsterdam, with each route offering exceptional onward connectivity to worldwide destinations. Passengers can also take advantage of weekly flights to Verona and Jersey for a variety of cruise, luxury and summer holidays.

Fred. Olsen Travel’s managing director, Steve Williams, said, “We’re delighted to launch our first ever airport terminal outlet at Cambridge International Airport. Our decision was based on shared values; like the airport, we believe in offering our customers a first class experience, with professional, attentive staff, an excellent product and great value pricing. Plus, the airport location is ideal, just three miles outside the city of Cambridge, with easy access from all major road networks for all our customers across East Anglia.”

Cambridge International Airport’s head of business & route development, David Surley, said, “Fred. Olsen Travel is a highly respected leisure and business travel agency, and hugely popular with our passengers, so we are thrilled to be hosting its newest outlet in our terminal. The new branch is located in our check-in area, meaning that anyone can take advantage of the location, not just passengers travelling through Cambridge International Airport. Customers can also take advantage of free parking in our terminal car park, just off Newmarket Road.”

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Cambridge Airport

Cambridge Airport is part of the Marshall Group of Companies, a privately owned family business, employing over 4,000 people with a turnover exceeding £1B, managed by the Marshall family. The business was founded in Cambridge in 1909, and entered aviation in 1929.

Although Cambridge Airport is an important gateway for the East of England, with a strong focus on Cambridge and its business, academic and industrial sectors, the airport is also ideally positioned for easy access to London with just under an hour’s drive to the Canary Wharf and East London.

The airport is currently experiencing growth in the Passenger airline and Executive Jet sectors and recent new airline and tour operator services including the UK, the Channel Islands and destinations within Europe, the airport has recently undergone an upgrade in passenger facilities.

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, with 24/7 capability. 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 GPS approaches, which complement an ILS system


Fred. Olsen Travel

Fred. Olsen Travel, a member of ABTA, ATOL & IATA is completely independent and holds a prestigious reputation within the travel industry and throughout East Anglia.  A world class provider of travel products and services, providing outstanding customer service, unrivalled choice and exceptional quality and value for money.


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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.

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