Updated 6/1/21


A new national lockdown commenced on 5th January 2021.


The DfT guidance has been updating covering the restrictions to general aviation and can be found at the below link. Read below for changes to the our Airport and Heliport's operational hours and further information. 



National Lockdown access for the general public - Closed


Whilst under the national lockdown, City Airport is closed to the public. Access is only available where visiting a specific business or tenant within the Government Guidelines and Rules. 

National Lockdown Operational Status - Limited


City Airport and Manchester Heliport will be operating a reduced service, with reduced available opening hours. We will be available on a request only basis (advance notice required) for any flights that are permitted under the regulations and guidance.

For General Aviation, this means that no leisure flying is permitted.

Permitted flights include;

- For the purposees of work, where it is not reasonably possible to work or provide those services at home.

- Flying training for professional pilots, for the purposes of work.

- Engine health and maintenance flights where there is a critical safety requirement to do so, and alternative options are not available. Such flights should land at the same airfield from which they departed.

Based aircraft movement requests

The airfield will be available on a request basis only, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Advance notice is required of your intended flight. This is so we can plan and arrange for staffing to complete Runway Inspections and plan ATS and fuel provision for requested movements.

You must submit your book out request by 12pm the day prior to your movement request.

Approval will be subject to staff availability and suitability of runway conditions. We may ask that you amend your requested flight time to assist. Where no requests are made by 12pm the prior day, the airfield will remain closed.

Important - Do not travel to the airport unless you receive a specific email or phone approval confirmation.

Please book out online:


Visiting Aircraft movement requests.

The airfield will be available on a request basis only, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Advance notice is required of your intended flight. This is so we can plan and arrange for staffing to complete Runway Inspections and plan ATS and fuel provision for requested movements.

  • Aircraft - You must submit your Inbound PPR by 12pm the day prior to your movement.

  • Helicopters - You should submit your Inbound PPR request by 12pm the day prior to your movement


Some helicopter movements (for essential services and military) may be accepted with reduced notice and 24/7.


Important - Please ensure you receive a specific email or phone approval response to confirm we can accept your arrival.

Inbound PPR online at:

www.cityairportandheliport.com/online-ppr or contact us using the details below.


Fuel availability and RFFS

Avgas and Jet A1 will be made available where possible on request with advance PPR.

Unless otherwise arranged, the aerodrome will not be available for aircraft that require a licensed aerodrome at any time.

Payment of Landing Charges, Office, Administration 

Our Control Tower is currently closed except for approved movements and so we are unable to answer the phone. Voicemails left will be forwarded so that we can respond.

We ask that all Landing Fees are paid online at:


Our office and administration will be available Monday and Tuesday, 0830-1630.


Flights and Lessons

Under the Government lockdown rules, general aviation flying (for leisure) cannot take place. 


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:


Flying a Drone?

We continue to require all drone flights within our Flight Restricted Zone to be submitted for approval. Please note there may be a delay in reviewing and approving requests so please provide 24-28 hours notice. Please visit:


Access to site. 

Site access for tenants, visitors to businesses and owners of based aircraft is available daily from 8am until 4pm. Before visiting the site, you should consider carefully whether your journey from home is permitted under the Government Rules. For 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.


We ask that all persons accessing the site note the following:

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

  • Please respect social distancing whilst on site.


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’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


Kind regards,


The team at City Airport | Manchester Heliport

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

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