Simple Flying - Jake Hardiman
Plymouth City Airport was operational for well over eight decades before closing to commercial traffic 11 years ago. The facility had a fascinating history, which we shall shortly explore further. However, its present state of affairs is also an interesting one, with certain groups hoping that, in the future, it will be an active airport again.
In its final years, Plymouth City Airport fell into decline, with the shorter of its two runways (06/24) closing in 2009. Two years later, Air Southwest announced in February 2011 that it would be ceasing its flights between Plymouth and London Gatwick. When no other airline came forward to take over the service, the decision was taken to close the airport in December that year.
The airport has remained closed but intact ever since...It is dormant for now, but this may be set to change.