16 AUGUST 2010


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Article from BTNews 16 AUGUST 2010

Coventry Airport could re-open this week

BAGINGTON, as it is known locally, and officially Coventry Airport, is gradually getting back to life after its forced closure at the end of last year due to the insolvency of the operator.  Its operating licence could be restored by the CAA this week.  The control tower is now operational 09:00 to 17:00, on what is termed “an advisory service”.  A former scheduled service operation, the airport is situated to the south west of Coventry at the junction of the A45 (M45/M1 continuation) and the M46 (to the M6/M69).  Its major tenant is West Atlantic, the cargo airline, and it is also the home of Air Atlantique AIRBASE, Britain’s largest collection of flyable vintage jets and iconic period airliners.  Amongst other tenant aerospace service providers is Patriot Aviation.  A major re-opening event is planned for 25/26 September. www.coventryairport.co.uk

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