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COVID-19 – Brighton City Airport Status Update 16/10/2021

The guidance set out by government for “COVID-19: General Aviation (GA)” in July 2021 remains extant.  GA flying can take place without restrictions. Since 4 October 2021, all international GA flying should follow the wider rules issued by government regarding international travel. The guidance and rules are set out at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-general-aviation/coronavirus-covid-19-general-aviation.

The legal limits on social contact have been removed, but the airport management encourage all those using the airport facilities to be vigilant and adopt the good practices expressed in the Hands, Face, Space campaign which form a sound basis for the COVID-Secure measures at the Airport.   Therefore, when moving around inside the Airport Terminal and Fire Station; please note that face coverings should be worn.  Staff and visitors are requested to give others space and respect social distancing where possible.

The Hummingbird Restaurant has set out its own COVID-Secure requirements within its facility.

The Airport will be operating as notified in the UK AIP unless adjusted by NOTAM.  We ask pilots to act responsibly and avoid noise-sensitive and built-up areas to reduce the concern expressed by some about the increased number of movements since restrictions were lifted.

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 Hummingbird restaurant is now operating daily in accordance with government guidelines providing at-table service indoors and outdoors.

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