Updated 11/09/20


Current Airport status - Access for the general public


We'd like to thank our regular visitors for their patience whilst we have been busy helping the Flying Schools and pilots return to flying. We're pleased that our current flying activity levels have been strong and we are building a stronger business as we emerge from the recent challenges.

Public visitors are welcome to visit our site. We are currently open for flying activities from Tuesday to Sunday from 9am until 6pm (or sunset if earlier). 

We ask that all visitors note the following:

  • If you have any Covid19 symptoms please do not visit us.

  • Please respect social distancing whilst on site.

  • Please allow pilots to go about their business uhindered.

  • Available car parking may be limited.

  • There are currently no public toilets available.

  • Our Control Tower viewing balcony is currenty closed.

  • Runway26 Cafe/Bar is closed, however the Veterans Garage Lounge facility is available providing food and refreshments (please refer to the VG Facebook Page for details and availability) .

  • Children's play area is available (subject to restrictions and limitations when busy).

  • Visitors may use our grass area and benches for your own picnics.

Flights by based and visiting aircraft

We are open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am-6pm local (or sunset if earlier). We are available for specific Emergency Services, Military flights and other pre-approved flights outside these hours. Additional charges may apply for out of hours movements.

For based pilots, and those wishing to visit us, please see our Return to Flying Page for more details.

Flights and Lessons

If you have flights or lessons booked please contact your Flying School directly for information about your booking. If you have an experience voucher you will need to contact the company that sold you the voucher, or the Flying School that is undertaking the flight. You can find a list of Flying Schools at this page. www.cityairportandheliport.com/learn-to-fly

Flying Schools have various restrictions and limitations to ensure it is conducted on a safe manner in relation to Covid-19 risks. Please contact your Flying School directly for information. 

For customers of Manchester Flight Training please note that we are informed that this business has ceased trading. For information please write to the registered address (21 Charnwood Avenue, Denton, Manchester, M34 2WY) or email michael.thompson@thompsonlane.co.uk



All our events are presently cancelled or postponed whilst we focus on rebuilding our aviation activities. We will continue to assess the present situation with regard to our future calendar of events. We will not be holding our Annual Firework Event or Children's Christmas parties this year.

Flying a Drone?

We require all drone flights within our Flight Restricted Zone to be submitted for approval. Please visit www.cityairportandheliport.com/drones

Access to site. 

Site access for tenants, visitors to businesses and based aircraft is available daily from 8am until airport close. For pilots and tenants requiring access to the site outside of our opening hours, in conjunction with our site security team we can arrange access where required. Please contact us for details.


Please note that at all times it is visitors own responsibility to ensure social distancing rules are maintained, in accordance with Government guidelines in force at the time. 

Notice to all tenants, suppliers, customers and clients of the Peel Group

Due to the current emergency situation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, all offices of the Peel Group are currently unstaffed with many employees working from home and as a consequence of this, the Group is unable to accept delivery by post or in person of any documentation including formal notices or legal documents.

To ensure they are received promptly, please ensure copies of all documents and notices you wish to serve are sent to the following email addresses in addition to you sending copies by post or personal delivery:

Email addresses for legal or finance notices:


This requirement will be in force until further notice.

Future Updates

We want to thank all our employees for adapting to the changing environment and our customers for supporting us through this difficult time.


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 between 9am and 6pm (www.facebook.com/cityairport).


Via WhatsApp - Send us a message via WhatsApp between 9am and 6pm. Click this link https://wa.me/441619745882 to message or add us using 01619745882


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

For general administration support and all general enquiries please choose option 1. (Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm)

For payment of Fees, PPR, weather please choose option 2. (available during Airport Opening Hours only)

Email us - For general enquiries, please email us at info@cityairportltd.co.uk (Emails are checked daily Monday-Friday).


Kind regards,


The team at City Airport | Manchester Heliport

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Open from 8.15am (British Summer Time) or from 9am (Winter) 

Close at Sunset or 8pm (whichever earlier)


City Airport, Liverpool Road, Eccles, Manchester. M30 7SA

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