For CAA licencing purposes, City Airport is licensed as Manchester Barton.
For full airfield details, including charts, procedures and NOTAMS, please refer to CAP32 - UK Aeronautical Information Publication.
General Airport Information
Airport Name: Manchester Barton
ICAO Code: EGCB
Opening Hours (local)
Winter: Daily 0900-sunset
Summer (BST): Daily 0815-2000 or sunset (whichever is earlier)
We close at 1500hrs on 24th and 31st December and are closed on 25th/26th December and 1st January.
Opening Hours Extensions
By prior arrangement, it may be possible to arrange extensions outside the above operating times for ad-hoc aircraft or helicopter movements.
Movements that require a licensed aerodrome are not permitted to operate outside the normal operating times.
To discuss your requirements and for applicable charges, please contact the Airfield Duty Manager on 0161 789 1362.
We are PPR. All visiting, and based aircraft returning after landing away should PPR with our Operations Team. Please visit our PPR Page for details
Runway 08L/26R - 641 x 30 m grass
Runway 08R/26L - 625 x 32m grass
Runway 02/20 - 533 x 32m grass (Note 02 displaced threshold, LDA 464m)
Runway 14/32 - 398 x 32 m grass
Rescue and Fire Fighting
CAT 1 Fire Cover (RFFS) CAT 2 on remission (during operational hours).
AVGAS 100LL, AVGAS UL91 and AVTUR Jet A1 available (Pressurised on request)
(Please note we are unable to provide aviation fuel for non aviation use).
Fuelling closes 15 minutes prior to airfield close.
Barton Information 120.255
IFR Departures / Arrivals
Please note that City Airport does not have any instrument or approach / navigational aids. All arrivals and departures must operate under VFR/VMC only.
Pilots flying IFR should plan a routing that avoids controlled airspace and for arrivals must plan a suitable alternative in the event that flight conditions preclude flight in VMC on arrival.
To download the UK AIP entry for our airport, please access this data using the link below.