Humberside Airport

General information about Humberside Airport

Humberside Airport website:

Airport address:     Humberside Airport,  Kirmington,  North Lincolnshire  DN39 6YH

Tel:   01652 688456
Owner / operator:      Was Manchester Airports Group, but in August 2012 they sold their 82.7% stake to Eastern Group. ( link )

Multimap:       Map showing DN39 6YH

Wikipedia page on         Humberside Airport:

Runway:      03/21     2,196 metres     7,205 feet   Asphalt and concrete
Airport Master Plan:     Master Plan   2007
Key details of Master Plan:
“Double passengers numbers to around 1 million per annum by 2016.   Increase the
air freight business in support of regional specialities including perishable
food productsMaintain all future development within the existing site without the need for
a runway extension.   Invest significantly to improve and enlarge the airport terminal
and operational infrastructure.”

CAA figures:       CAA aviation statistics       CAA aviation statistics
Terminal Passengers:           CAA – Terminal Passengers 1998 – 2008

 CAA – Terminal Passengers 2001 – 2011

2011         273
2010         283
2009         335
2008         424
2007         466
2006         516
2005          459
2000          443
1997          325

Air Traffic Movements (approx – thousands):     CAA ATM statistics 1998 – 2008
CAA ATM statistics 2001 – 2011
2011       13
2010       13
2009       14
2008        13
2007        13
2006        13
2005         11
2000         14
1997           9

Air Freight (tonnes):         CAA Air Freight statistics 1998 – 2008
CAA Air Freight statistics 2001 – 2011
2011      1,132
2010          600
2009          241
2008         168
2007        144
2006        144
2005         114
2000         128
1997         151

Some News about Humberside Airport:

 Eastern Group buys majority stake in Humberside Airport

August 8, 2012

Eastern Group, parent company of UK regional carrier Eastern Airways, has bought a controlling share in its home base, Humberside Airport, in northeast England.

The Group acquired the 82.7% shareholding of former owner, Manchester Airports Group (MAG), for an undisclosed sum.

Humberside has a modest annual passenger throughput of around 275,000. MAG will now concentrate on its strategy of maximizing growth opportunities offered by the larger Manchester, East Midlands and Bournemouth airports.

MAG chief executive, Charlie Cornish, said, “MAG has believed for some time that the best long-term operational model for Humberside Airport was with a new owner that could focus on taking the business forward into the next phase of its development.”

Eastern Group chairman Bryan Huxford, said: “We are making a strategic financial investment acquiring Humberside Airport.  The airport has potential for growth, and under the present airport management team, supported by Eastern Group, will develop in accordance with the business plan already in place.”

Apart from scheduled and charter airline services, Humberside is the second-largest airport-based heliport serving the North Sea offshore industry.  Link to article


The Corporate Finance team at Pannone Solicitors has advised Manchester Airports Group (MAG) on the sale of its stake in Humberside Airport for an undisclosed sum.  North Lincolnshire Council has retained its minority stake in Humberside Airport.

Link to  Pannone Solicitors press release.


Older news about Humberside Airport:

04.03.09 Thomas Cook cut Humberside routes
22.12.08 Flybe announce Humberside – Jersey flights
16.12.08 Humberside Airport sale scrapped
12.09.08 Humberside Airport hit by airline failure
05.06.08 PWC Humberside Airport sale role

MAG scraps sale of Humberside Airport

 17th December 2008         Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has failed to find a buyer for its stake in Humberside Airport. MAG put its 82.7% shareholding up for sale in April and said it has since had talks with “a number of potential purchasers”. MAG said recently the airport has attracted an increase in its heliport business, its KLM services are doing
well, a new state-of-the-art perishables hub has opened and discussions are underway
about further developments on site. (Crains)         Click here to view full story…

News Stories about the airport can be found on the UK Airport News website.


Perishables hub opens at Humberside Airport

10.11.08         A £1.6 million development that will help firms access global markets was opened
by a Government minister at Humberside Airport today. The Minister for Yorkshire and the Humber, Rosie Winterton, opened the
Perishables Hub, which will provide global and regional businesses with airside
cold storage facilities.

The new facilities will enable perishable goods, for example seafood, to be flown
direct in to the airport and stored immediately. This will dramatically boost
the airport’s abilities in air-freighted distribution and reduce the miles food
currently travels.