27 MAY 2019
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Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, has said in a statement that it is to close Cambridge Airport by 2030 and turn the site into a 12,000 home housing estate.
A beneficiary will be Stansted Airport just 30 miles down the M11 south of the university city with an established business aircraft set-up well away from the main passenger building. Marshall, which specialises in the maintenance of Lockheed C-130 military transport aircraft, is said to be looking at Cranfield and Duxford airports as a future engineering base.
At present Sun-Air, a British Airways franchise operator, offers scheduled flights from Cambridge to Gothenburg Landvetter (five times weekly) and Manchester International (four times weekly) essentially to cater for demand from its partner, Cambridge-based bio-pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The business and private charter carrier ExecuJet also maintains a base.
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Keith Wallis, Faversham
It’s ironic that the same day BTNews reports the planned closure of Cambridge (albeit in 2030), the Times should report the imminent revival of Carlisle airport. Perhaps “Gateway to the Lakes” has more cachet than “Gateway to the Fens” .
Fen Tiger, Cambridge
Your headline implies the Airport will close next week not in 2030( if at all)! ThE old RAF Wyton site is also under consideration which you also failed to mention.