Operator Norwich Airport Limited
Owned by Omniport 80.1%
Norwich City Council
Norfolk County Council
CEO Mr Andrew Bell
Airport Employees - 181
Brief History 1933 – Officially opened in Mousehold.
1967 – Norfolk County Council & Norwich City Council purchased and moved to Horsham St Faith.
1969 – Fuel supply service became operational.
1970 – Customs authority granted approval for the export and import of all types of freight. Later this year a Plessey Radar system was installed.
1971 – Holiday charter flights started and customs granted it Cat. C which meant it became an approved customs airfield.
1987 – Became a limited company. Improved financial position to a point where the company could invest in four extensions to the terminal building.
1999 – New corporate identity launched as Norwich International.
1999 – Caterleisure who has expertise in airport and leisure catering took over the catering and bars.
2000 – NCP won a 21 Year contract for the car parking facilities at the airport.
2001 – Securicor/G4S were awarded a 7 year contract.
2001 – Air BP won the contract to operate the refuelling system.
2004 – Omniport PLC became the majority shareholders with Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council retaining the remaining interest.
2007 - Passenger numbers reached an all time high of 772,666.
2007 - Airport Development Fee introduced to contribute towards new airport facilities.
2010 - New security contract appointed to Wilson James.
Airport Land Size 280 Hectares (Source EEDA report by York Aviation)
Geographical Coordinates 52 40’33”N 001 16’58” E
Location 2.5 Miles North of Norwich
IATA Code NWI
ICAO Code EGSH
Runways 1841metres long
Gas Platforms &
1.5 million people within a 90 minute drive of Norwich International Airport. which covers Norfolk, Suffolk and North Cambridgeshire.
Closest Airport 85.5 miles, Stansted. (This is approx 2 hour drive time)
Check In Times
Recommend 3 hours prior for charter flights
Recommend 2 hours prior for scheduled flights
NO LATER THAN 1 hour prior.