Norwich Airport – July 2020
Photos and comment by David Bradbrook
A Few Words from David
Norwich Airport Restarting Services and Bulding Programmes
Plans are in place for a cautious reopening of Norwich International. The airport has announced that KLM will resume daily flights to Schiphol from August 3rd. Charter flights to Bulgaria are planned from late July and Loganair expects to reopen its route to Edinburgh in September. It will also increase the frequency of its current Aberdeen service, whilst Tui plans to fly to Tenerife from October 8th.
Around the airport all three current building projects have restarted with the new scanning facility to the side of Check In now watertight, cladding well underway on KLM Engineering’s new hangar and framework for EAAA’s new crew facility now in place, with its original hangar framework ready for recladding.
There are quite a number of modern helicopters based in the building near the park and ride.
At last count BA was still storing 8 Embraer aircraft around the airport perimeter whilst Air France KLM at one time had 10 737s from its KLM and Transavia fleets stored close to Petans. Also there are now a total of 6 ex-Flybe Embraer ERJ195s, one of which is in Great Dane livery with the others plain white. This doubtless brings steady business to KLM Engineering as all are regularly moved to the hangar area for storage maintenance.
BA, for its part, has regularly flown its Embraer aircraft on short test flights from Norwich in recent weeks. (Note recently KLM’s stored aircraft count has reduced to 6) The airport currently still closes down in the evening. This meant interesting logistics when the Manchester United team recently played at Carrow Road. They flew into Norwich but whilst they were at the ground, and before the airport closed, their plane transited to RAF Marham from where they returned to Manchester later that evening.
Some planes stored on the airport at end of July.
Two Photos from June
A few photos from busier times…….
Norwich Airport Photos by Andrew Elphick
Norwich Airport Reports by Andrew Elphick