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COVID-19 – Brighton City Airport Status Update 14/4/2021

A further update on the Coronavirus (COVID-19): General Aviation (GA) guidance was issued by HM Government on 29 March. Full text of the latest government guidance for GA can be found at We recommend that those aviators who have not flown for some considerable time read the CAA literature (CAP1919 and CAP 1925) on how to return to flying safely.

The Airport is operating to the published hours and providing services as notified in the UK AIP.  Although the Airport has reverted to the pre-COVID arrangements operationally, COVID-19 mitigation measures continue to be applied ‘airside’ and the Airport Terminal remains closed to casual visitors. Rules on social distancing should be respected and face coverings are required when visiting the Fire Station and inside the Airport Terminal. The Hummingbird restaurant opened this morning and is operating in accordance with government guidelines.  It is understood that it will operate Wednesday to Sunday with outside table service available when the weather permits.  A pop-up Café to the east of the Transair building is also providing refreshments throughout the week.

We continue to support those who need to fly and respectfully remind visiting aviators to note the PPR and for resident pilots that PPR applies to circuit training.  Do read the EGKA NOTAMs for the latest information and be cognisant of the public information campaign to help prevent the R number increasing: HANDS, FACE, SPACE.

Brighton City Airport, the oldest continuously licensed airport in the UK, is the perfect gateway to the south coast of England.
The Airport is open 7 days a week and offers you instant access to everything the South East has to offer. Minutes from the A27, it has excellent road access to the local area and great transport links to London, France and further into Continental Europe.

As you fly into Brighton City Airport, avoiding the busy airspace of London, you will enjoy stunning views of the fabulous coastline and South Downs National Park. Below you will witness gorgeous green countryside, quaint British towns and the dramatic south coast that stretches far off into the distance.

You will find a warm and professional welcome awaiting your arrival and we stand ready to serve your aviation needs be they be for business or leisure. Easy aircraft parking and refuelling and it is only a short walk to the Main Terminal building.

21st Century Airport

The Airport serves the needs of today’s discerning flyers. It is a popular airfield for GA leisure and training flying. An ideal port for business and executive aircraft which can operate to a range of circa 900 miles encompassing many destinations throughout Europe.

Add handling to your visit and our dedicated and friendly staff will take excellent care of the needs of the passengers, crew members and aircraft. Indeed, view our ground services here and our experienced handling team will provide assistance tailored to your requirements.

Charter a helicopter or private jet here or from here for an important event or business meeting or treat a loved one to a special surprise.

Historically Significant

As well as being a choice aviation facility, Brighton City Airport is also a great day out thanks to its historically significant Grade II Listed hangar and art deco listed terminal building. The Main Terminal building was opened on 13th June 1936 under the name ‘Brighton Hove and Worthing Joint Municipal Airport’ and still stands proud, today. Aviation enthusiasts can enjoy a guided tour of these wonderful historic buildings and learn about how the Airport was utilised during the Second World War and post-war period before visiting the Shoreham Airport Collection (SAC) located in the Main Airport Terminal whose volunteer staff look forward to greeting you.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not possible for the SAC to operate as we would wish. 
The volunteers will open the facility again as soon as we are permitted and it is safe so to do.

Popular Restaurant

Passengers, visitors and locals alike can all dine in the fabulous and popular Hummingbird Cafe, which is located in the Main Terminal building and has stunning views across the airfield towards Lancing College and the South Downs National Park.

The management of the Hummingbird restaurant has decided to open the facility with effect from 14 April from Wednesday to Sunday each week.  An ‘at-table’ service will be provided outside when the weather permits.  Opening hours will be reviewed again in due course.

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