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Air charter – Which airports in England for urgent delivery?

Brexit - UK airports Air Charter
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To help you prepare for Brexit, you will find below a regional list of English airports with opening hours of their cargo operations and nearby towns and cities. 

Having information on airport operations to hand can greatly facilitate priority freight operations in normal times. This will be more crucial still once Brexit comes into effect on 1 January 2021.

In the New Year, reactivity will be needed to organise successful last-minute transport between England and mainland Europe.

For instance, you will need to ensure that your suppliers are well prepared for Brexit, particularly in terms of documents to provide, customs HS codes, and other essential formalities.

In addition, we would encourage you, if you have not already done so, to locate your main English suppliers on a map and identify the closest operating airports.

This way, should you have to organise an urgent flight to avoid a production stoppage at your own or your customer’s factory, this information will save you valuable time.

The following regional list of airports, sorted from north to south, should help you:

Newcastle airport / EGNY / NCL

Region: North East England

Air charter operations: 24/7, night-time handling on request.

Alternative airport during the daytime: Teesside airport.
Automotive manufacturer nearby City Activity Distance to the airport
Nissan Motor Company Sunderland Cars 30 km / 19 mi

Teesside airport / EGNV / MME

Region: Tees Valley, North East England

Air charter operations: daytime, till 10pm local time.

Alternative airport at night: Newcastle airport
Automotive manufacturer nearby City Activity Distance to the airport
Nissan Motor Company Sunderland Cars 56 km / 35 mi
Ginetta Garforth (Leeds) Cars 101 km / 63 mi

Doncaster Sheffield airport / EGCN / DSA

Region: South Yorkshire

Air charter operations: 24/7
Automotive manufacturer nearby City Activity Distance to the airport
Ginetta Garforth (Leeds) Cars 54 km / 33 mi
Toyota Motor Europe Burnaston Cars 92 km / 57 mi
Lotus Group Hethel (Norwich) Cars 230 km / 143 mi

Liverpool airport / EGGP / LPL

Region: North West England

Air charter operations: 24/7
Automotive manufacturer nearby City Activity Distance to the airport
Jaguar Land Rover Halewood Cars 3 km / 2 mi
Stellantis Ellesmere Port Cars 37 km / 23 mi
Toyota Motor Group Deeside Cars 43 km / 27 mi
Volkswagen AG Crewe (Cheshire) Cars & engines 66 km / 41mi
Toyota Motor Group Burnaston Cars 169 km / 105 mi

East Midlands airport / EGNX / EMA

Region: East Midlands

Air charter operations: 24/7, large airport for cargo (allow extra time to receive the cargo), night-time handling on request.

Alternative airport: Birmingham or Doncaster airports
Automotive manufacturer nearby City Activity Distance to the airport
Toyota Motor Group Burnaston Cars 25 km / 16 mi
Volkswagen AG Crewe (Cheshire) Cars & engines 93 km / 58 mi

Birmingham airport /EGBB / BHX

Region: West Midlands

Air charter operations: 24/7
Automotive manufacturer nearby City Activity Distance to the airport
Jaguar Land Rover Solihull Cars 7 km / 4 mi
Jaguar Land Rover Castle Bromwich Cars 14 km / 9 mi
BMW Group Hams Hall Engines 14 km / 9 mi
Geely UK LTD Coventry Cars 19 km / 12 mi
Envisage Group Coventry (Browns Lane) Cars 25 km / 16 mi
Geely UK LTD Ansty Cars 27 km / 17 mi
Jaguar Land Rover Wolverhampton Engines 43 km / 27 mi
Aston Martin Gaydon (Warwick) Cars 45 km / 28 mi
Toyota Motor Europe Burnaston Cars 58 km / 36 mi
Morgan Malvern Cars 67 km / 42 mi
Dailmer AG Brixworth Engines 70 km / 43 mi
Volkswagen AG Crewe (Cheshire) Cars 104 km / 65 mi
Lotus Group Hethel (Norwich) Cars 235 km / 146 mi

Oxford airport/ EGTK / OXF

Region: Thames Valley, South East England

Air charter operations: Daytime only, no export flights.

Alternative airport at night: Birmingham airport
Automotive manufacturer nearby City Activity Distance to the airport
BMW Group Cowley (Oxford) Cars 7 km / 4 mi
Honda Swindon Cars 51 km / 32 mi
Dailmer AG Brixworth Engines 72 km / 45 mi
Mc Laren Woking Cars 85 km / 53 mi
Ford of Europe Dagenham Engines 114 km / 71 mi
Carterham Dartford (Kent) Cars 155 km / 96 mo
BMW Group Goodwood Cars 160 km / 99 mi

Cardiff airport/ EGFF / CWL

Region: Wales

Air charter operations: 24/7, night-time handling on request.

Alternative airport: Birmingham airport
Automotive manufacturer nearby City Activity Distance to the airport
Aston Martin Saint Athan Cars 8 km / 5 mi
Ford of Europe Bridgend Engines 22 km / 14 mi
Morgan Malvern Cars 144 km / 89 mi
Honda Swindon Cars 146 km / 91 mi

Please note that all of the above information is subject to confirmation from the airports when booking an air charter. Furthermore, restrictions can occur with no prior notice, especially with the Covid-19.

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