Cambridge Airport is an uncongested gateway for business and commercial aviation, open 24/7. It boasts a large 6,447-ft/1,965-m runway with full ATC and airport services (fire and ATC to CAT 7 level) making it suitable for jets up to B757 and Airbus ACJ/A320 size. In line with this the airport is also actively pursuing some niche regional scheduled air services. From May it welcomes Saturday services to Jersey with C I Travel and Blue Islands, flying ATR42 aircraft, while in September, flights to Burgundy in France commence twice-weekly with Danube Wings, operating an ATR72. David Surley, Senior Route Development Manager, is spearheading this side of the business.
Cambridge Airport and the Olympics
Cambridge Airport is one of just five regional airports in the UK capable of accepting business and passenger services with a 24/7 slot allocation during the 2012 Olympics period. The airport, which has 24 hour security patrols, has no runway restrictions as it holds a Public Use licence. It is also an excellent alternative destination for London-based traffic, especially for travellers to and from the US as the airport location lies directly on the flight path that avoids London’s busy airspace.