Updated 26/03/21


Government reopening of businesses and venues

The Government has set out 4 Steps which will allow various businesses and venues to re-open no earlier than specified dates which allows us to plan for private flying and flying training activities to resume. 


Full details of the Government Roadmap for General Aviation can be found here:


From 29th March

Government plans permit GA flying for non-professional purposes for solo pilots, or individuals flying with a member of their household or bubble. Training for professional pilots are able to continue. Training for leisure of recreational purposes may take place where rules around social distancing can be followed. GA activities should take place in line with wider restrictions. Travel should be minimised as far as possible.

The airfield will remain closed on Monday 29th March, with opening commencing from Tuesday 30th March as follows;

Monday - Closed (Except pre-approved emergency, military, essential services and commercial helicopters on request)

Tuesday to Sunday, 0900-1800hrs. (Unlicenced from 1700-1800hrs due reduced RFFS).

Public Access available Tuesday-Sunday 0900-1800.

All Touch and Goes £1

Most pilots have not flown for several months. Additionally to fly passengers pilots must have completed 3 take off and landings in the last 90 days. We are supporting pilots by reducing the touch and go fee to £1 each until 31st May 2021.

Terms and conditions apply. Offer available to based and non based aircraft. Landing fee applies. Circuits subject to availability and traffic capacity. PPR applies. All flights must be booked out.

ATIS, book-out and payments at www.egcbatis.co.uk

From 12th April (subject to Government)


The airfield will remain closed on Monday 12th April, with opening and public access from Tuesday 13th April as above, however flying training is able to resume. 

To manage phased increases in activity levels some limitations on circuits may apply.

Further information for pilots can be found on our Return to Flying page.


See also - Additional FAQ

Other Facilities

Veteran's Garage Loungs and Runway 26 Cafe/Bar (including children's play area) are managed by a seperate company. We do not yet have details on when these will reopen. We will update this page once we receive further details.

General public can access our grass viewing/picnic area.

Future Updates

We’d like to thank all our customers for continuing to support us through this challenging period, and also our employees for continuing to adapt to the changing environment.


We will continue to provide updates via our social media, email and website. 


How to contact us

If you have an enquiry and wish to contact us, you can use any of the following methods.


Via Facebook - Message us directly via Facebook (www.facebook.com/cityairport).


Via WhatsApp - Send us a message via WhatsApp. Click this link https://wa.me/441619745882 to message or add us using 01619745882

Live Chat - visit our website www.cityairportandheliport.com to use the live chat facility.


Call us - You can get in touch by calling 01617891362. 

- Admin office is available Monday and Tuesday 0830-1630 - Option 1

- Operations - Option 2 (If we are closed leave a voicemail and this will be picked up)

General (non urgent enquiries) Email us – Please use our contact form at www.cityairportandheliport.com/contact-us

Operational Enquiries - Email - ops@cityairportltd.co.uk - This is monitored daily.


For the latest government information and guidance regarding the coronavirus go to www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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Our present opening hours may vary. Please see our Covid19 page for details.



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