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Mike
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Airport closed

Post by Mike » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:47 pm

According to BBC News the airport has been closed "indefinitely" due to financial problems.
Let's hope they can get this sorted quickly.

EDIT :- just found this http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Busine ... _Redundant" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Coventry Airport Closure

Post by EGVP » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:53 pm

From here;
Coventry Airport has been closed indefinitely because of financial difficulties, it has been announced.

West Midlands International Airport, which owns it, is due to be wound up by the Inland Revenue at the High Court on Wednesday, a spokesperson said. She added the board of directors took the decision to close the airport. Passenger airline Thomsonfly stopped flights out of the airport in 2008 and a year earlier the airport saw plans for a new terminal rejected. A public inquiry found the new terminal would have had an adverse impact on noise in the area. Since then, the airport has been operating as a cargo terminal and a base for executive jets and other aviation-related businesses.

Obviously, the museum is unaffected, but this is going to have a serious affect on Air Atlantique/Atlantic West I would imagine!

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Re: Coventry Airport Closure

Post by pikey01 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:40 pm

Hope not! I guess we will have to wait and see what happens regarding thier Night shoot this weekend :(

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Re: Coventry Airport Closure

Post by vulcan558 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:55 pm

Was just going to post this info.
been no flying around here today all very quiet,
if the shut down is on going it will have some knock on effect for the open nights photo shoot regarding any taxi runs i guess.
link here. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cove ... 401690.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Coventry Airport Closure

Post by vulcan558 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:59 pm

There is a few private flying clubs based at Cov, plus the large freight area that is very busy.

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Re: Coventry Airport Closure

Post by Matt » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:47 pm

This from the BBC News website.........

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cove ... 401690.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the airport's owner had issued a Notice to Airmen, informing pilots and aircraft that the airport was no longer operational.

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Re: Airport closed

Post by vulcan558 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:08 am

News is that a lot of aircraft flew out yesterday and went to Wellsbourne.

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Re: Airport closed

Post by Martin » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:41 pm

Most of the RVL Cessna's have relocated to Birmingham during the closure

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