Humberside Airport is located at Kirmington which is 12 miles west of Grimsby in Lincolnshire.
It is a small international airport, owned by the Manchester Airports Group.
Humberside Airport is a major helicopter base with flights to the North Sea gas platforms, and is in fact the second busiest heliport in the UK, behind Aberdeen Airport. There are also five resident flying clubs and organisations due to the airport having some of the lowest landing and handling fees.
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These two flight trackers above from www.flightradar24.com and www.heathrow-london.co.uk/airport display the current position of aircraft over the UK with details of the type of aircraft, airline, flight number, registration, route, destination, altitude, and speed.
The Google map on the right shows an aerial view of the Airport and road map.
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The Royal Air Force base, RAF Kirmington, was opened in 1941 and operated the Avro Lancaster bomber with 166 Squadron.
After the war, the airfield was unused until 1974 when it was reopened as Kirmington Airport by the local council. When the local area was renamed Humberside then the airport was renamed Humberside Airport. In 1992, the main runway was extended to 7,205ft to allow the operations of larger aircraft.
Humberside Airport has stiff competition from East Midlands Airport, Robin Hood Airport, and Leeds Bradford International Airport. All these other airports offer a wider range of scheduled flights than Humberside Airport.
The airport has the second busiest heliport after Aberdeen Airport for North Sea Gas operations. It is also home to five resident flying clubs and organisations. Weston Aviation is to open a fixed based operation in 2011 and the airport serves as a crew base for KLM Cityhopper flights.
Getting to Humberside Airport
Located off the main A18 trunk road, just three miles from Junction 5 of the M180. The airport also has excellent road connections with the main UK east-west and north-south motorway network via the M18, M62, M1 and A1 as well as the Humber Bridge. The Sat Nav postcode is DN39 6YH.
The nearest station, Barnetby, is just three miles from the airport and offers regular services to Doncaster. For the latest timetable information from Barnetby to Doncaster as well as easy online booking, visit www.thetrainline.com
Itís quick and convenient to get to and from Humberside Airport by bus. The Stagecoach X1 'Humber Flyer' operates between Hull, Humberside Airport and Grimsby.
The approved airport partner taxi service is Cable Taxis.
Long stay, and Short stay car parking is available. More information on car parking can be found on the official website.
Local hotels for Humberside Airport.