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About Norwich Airport

Norwich Airport is operated by Regional & City Airports (RCA) part of Rigby Group plc.

Facts and Figures

Managing Director Richard Pace
Airport Employees 225
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
Terminals 1
Runway 1841 metres long

Passengers

2023 / 24 2022 / 23 2021 / 22 2020 / 21 2019 / 20 2018 / 19 2017 / 18 2016 / 17
Scheduled Traffic 152,541 133,528 64,004 29,987 298,602 317,488 307,824 298,704
Charter Traffic 129,082 126,896 15,340 0 115,497 125,941 113,820 102,931
Gas Platforms & Domestic Charter 70,894 84,450 76,918 59,058 85,233 95,816 100,765 112,465
Total Passengers 352,517 344,874 156,262 89,045 499,332 539,245 522,409 514,100

Catchment Area

1.5 million people within a 90 minute drive of Norwich Airport, which covers Norfolk, Suffolk and North Cambridgeshire.

Closest Airport 85.5 miles, Stansted. (This is approx. 2 hour drive time)

History

2024 Ryanair operations started
2023 Sustainable Aviation Fuel Available
2023 Adopted Net Zero 2040 Policy
2023 Imperial Park planning permission granted
2022 Joined Airport Carbon Accreditation Scheme
2022 Airport Surface Access Strategy under development
2021 Adopted Net Zero 2050 Policy
2021 Planning Application for Imperial Park submitted
2021 Flour & Bean took over the catering outlets
2021 Aircraft Refuelling managed in-house
2021 New KLMUK Engineering Hangar and Workshop opened
2021 EAAA 24 hour operation commenced
2016 New Engine Test Facility opened.
2014 Airport acquired by Rigby Group PLC. The airport is now part of Regional City Airports.
2010 New security contract appointed to Wilson James.
2007 Passenger numbers reached an all-time high of 772,666.
2007 Airport Development Fee introduced to contribute towards new airport facilities.
2004 Omniport PLC became the majority shareholders with Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council retaining the remaining interest.
2001 Securicor/G4S were awarded a 7 year contract.
2001 Air BP won the contract to operate the refuelling system.
2000 NCP won a 21 Year contract for the car parking facilities at the airport.
1999 New corporate identity launched as Norwich International.
1999 Caterleisure who has expertise in airport and leisure catering took over the catering and bars.
1987 Became a limited company. Improved financial position to a point where the company could invest in four extensions to the terminal building.
1971 Holiday charter flights started and customs granted it Cat. C which meant it became an approved customs airfield.
1970 Customs authority granted approval for the export and import of all types of freight. Later this year a Plessey Radar system was installed.
1969 Fuel supply service became operational.
1967 Norfolk County Council & Norwich City Council purchased and moved to Horsham St Faith.
1933 Officially opened in Mousehold.