Norwich Airport


Norwich Airport Fast Facts

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

Operator Norwich Airport Limited

Owned by Omniport 80.1%, Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council

CEO Mr Andrew Bell

Airport Employees – 181

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



Terminal 1

Runways 1841 metres long


Brief History of Norwich Airport

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.


Recent Investment at Norwich Airport

  • Norwich International introduced the ADF in 2007 to help fund the development of the airport’s infrastructure and passenger facilities and to maintain and develop the airport’s route network.
  • The ADF makes an essential contribution to the ongoing sustainability of Norwich International Airport. It is invested directly into both the Airport’s facilities and the development of the route network to ensure that Norwich International serves the travel requirements of as many regional travelers as possible.
  • Over the last few years the ADF has helped investment in the following projects at the airport:
  • Increase in holiday destinations (both summer and winter) and retention of scheduled services
  • Terminal Building extension and refurbishment
  • Flight Information system
  • Main apron upgrades for aircraft parking in front of the terminal
  • State of the art radar equipment
  • Fire training and emergency response facilities and equipment
  • Air traffic control equipment upgrades

Norwich Airport Practical Information

Norwich Airport Address – Norwich International Airport, Amsterdam way, Norwich, NR6 6JA.

Travelling to and from Norwich Airport – See

Norwich Airport Parking –

Airlines serving Norwich Airport –  Latest details on airlines available at:

Destinations served by Norwich Airport – Latest destintation information is available in the airport brochure at:

Annual Norwich Airport passenger numbers

2009/10 2010/11


Scheduled Traffic   278,985



Charter Traffic     67,052         105,994      84,770
Gas Platforms &Domestic Charter     70,994           62,212


Total Passengers   417,031



Official Norwich Airport

Official useful phone numbers / contacts for Norwich Airport – 01603 411923 /