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Norwich International Airport      IATA:NWI     ICAO:EGSH
Norwich International Airport is located at Norwich in Norfolk which is 3.2 miles north of Norwich city centre.

This airport offers flights to destinations within the UK and Europe including flights to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol via KLM Cityhopper.

Bristow Helicopters flies crews to North Sea gas rigs and Skydrift Air Charter, Sterling Helicopters and SaxonAir Charter operate executive, private aircraft and helicopter charter flights. Aerial photography company Sky-Art.co.uk also operates from Norwich.

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Flight Radar 24 www.heathrow-london.co.uk/airport/
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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Norwich International Airport


Scanner Frequencies
Approach 119.350
Radar 128.325
Tower 124.250
Ground -
ATIS 128.625

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The original Norwich Airport was on the site of a WWI aerodrome on Mousehold Heath but it fell into disuse during WWII. The Heartsease housing estate now covers this area.

The present Norwich Airport was formerly RAF Horsham St Faith and was opened in 1940 operating bomber aircraft. From 1942, the base was made available for the USAAF for use by the Eighth Air Force. In 1945, the airfield was taken over by RAF Fighter Command and was a front-line RAF station operating four Gloster Meteor Squadrons. The station was deactivated in 1963.

After the Royal Air Force left in the late 1960s, the airfield and buildings were sold to Norwich City and Norfolk County Council who have since developed the airport. A small part of the site was retained by the Ministry of Defence.

In 1988, the airport terminal building opened and next to this is a memorial display to the USAAF commemorating the American use of the airfield. In 2004, Omniport bought an 80.1% stake in the airport while the City and County Councils retained a 19.9% stake. In 2005, a terminal expansion programme began.

Getting to Norwich International Airport
Norwich airport is situated on the A140, which travels from Ipswich via Norwich to the seaside town of Cromer; this also provides easy road access to Norwich city centre. The Sat Nav postcode is NR6 6JA.

Norwich rail station is located in the city centre and is a 20 minute taxi journey from Norwich International Airport.

Norse Operates a Park and Ride service a 2 minute walk from the airport direct to Norwich city centre on Monday Saturday every 10 15 minutes. On Sunday and public holidays First Buses operate service 27 directly outside the terminal building to Norwich city centre via Anglia square.

Taxis are available directly outside the terminal building.

Car Parking
Very close to the main terminal building, NCP's car parks have plenty of spaces to offer passengers both short and long stay parking at a low cost. More information on car parking can be found on the official website.

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