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GREAT LOCATION, CONVENIENT AND FRIENDLY
Welcome to Manchester's ORIGINAL Airport! City Airport (also known as Barton Aerodrome), a thriving general aviation airport situated in the City of Salford, just 5 miles from Manchester City Centre.
Our goal is to ensure that City Airport can be a sustainable and thriving business and also a valuable and well respected aviation and local community asset.
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DISCOVER A HIDDEN WORLD OF AVIATION ON YOUR DOORSTEP
City Airport is not just an Airport, it's a destination for everyone. A great place to bring the kids, enjoy our events from Fireworks to Fun Fairs, and soak up the aviation atmosphere. Find our more at our dedicated visitor web site.
OUR AVIATION SERVICES AND FACILITIES FOR AIRCREW
We are located in the City of Salford, Greater Manchester. We are perfectly positioned for quick access to Manchester City Centre, Media City UK, Old Trafford Football and Cricket Stadiums, Ethiad Stadium, The Manchester Arena, The Trafford Shopping Centre and much more across the North West region.
Visiting by Helicopter? - we have our own dedicated Manchester Heliport serving all helicopter passenger transport requirements.
For business users and simple ease of access, City Airport is quicker, more convenient, and more cost effective.
Located just 5 miles from Manchester City Centre and on the doorstep of the regions Motorway network.
We offer Avgas 100LL and Jet A1 fuel. Parking and Hangarage is available. We have two food and drink facilities onsite, Sopwith Smokehouse and Veterans Garage Lounge. (opening hours may vary)
For owners of aircraft or flying groups, City Airport has a thriving aviation social community with a fantastic mix of aircraft, helicopters, microlights, gyroplanes and even paragliders.
TAKE TO THE SKIES!
With our well established Flying Schools based at City Airport, you can reach your ambition and take to the sky!
Schools offer Trial Lessons, aerobatics, advanced training and full courses for the Private Pilot Licence, and whether you prefer Aircraft, Microlights, Helicopters or Gyroplanes there is something for you!