Shoreham (Brighton) Airport

Some basic information:

Wikipedia information about the airport at:

Airport Owner:     Owned by property management services company Erinaceous ( )    following the sale of the airport by Brighton & Hove City Council and
Worthing Borough Council in July 2006.

Airport Operator:        

Shoreham has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence (Number P884) that allows flights
for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction.

Airport website:

Airport Master Plan:

 – airport is too small to have one.


Airport Consultative Committee:

        Agenda for    March 2008 meeting:

        Minutes of meeting on 17th November 2007.


CAA figures:       CAA aviation statistics


Terminal Passengers:         CAA – Terminal Passengers

2008       5     (down -37% on 2007)
2007       8
2006       4

2005       7

2000       1  

1998       2        


Air Traffic Movements (approx – thousands):     CAA ATM statistics

2008       2   (down – 31% On 2007)
2007       2
2006       1

2005       2

2000       –

1998       1



Air Freight (tonnes):       CAA Air Freight statistics

No freight




Airport Contact Details:

Shoreham Airport

Shoreham by Sea

West Sussex

BN43 5FF

General Enquiries: 01273 467373

Fax: 01273 467370


Multimap of BN43 5FF:  

Local community group:

  – Communities Against Runway Expansion      


Recent news:
27.11.2008     Shoreham airport banking on rescue plan (Argus)
16.04.08 Flights resume at Shoreham airport

15.04.08 Shoreham Airport flights grounded by owner’s financial crisis
On 15 September 2007 a World War II-vintage Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft
involved in the RAFA Air Display crashed near Lancing College. The pilot of the
aircraft was killed in the crash. This is the first fatality in the history of
the Airshow.
The airshow will be held again on 30 and 31 August 2008 and will feature a special
tribute to Brian Brown who lost his life at the show in 2007.
News stories about the airport can be found at the UK Airport News website :


  • 19.05.07 Shoreham Airport plans could create 200 jobs

    The owners of Shoreham Airport in West Sussex have submitted expansion plans that could create up to 200 jobs.
    The Erinaceous Group wants to refurbish the 1930s art deco terminal building as
    well as build a new hangar, offices, a control tower and a fire station.
    On-site apartments are also included in the plans, which were sent to Adur District
    Council this week.

    If the plans are approved, the 70-year-old Grade II listed terminal building
    will be restored and the departure and arrival facilities, which currently take
    place elsewhere, will be brought back into the airport’s concourse. The jobs will
    be created in the office space and hangars, which will be rented to local businesses.

    Managing Director John Haffenden said that the development would make Shoreham
    ‘unique among British Airports’. He said: ‘We are incredibly excited about these
    plans. They represent a substantial investment in the airport and will help turn
    it even more into an aviation business and facility the local area can be proud


    25.01.07 Shoreham Airport plans welcomed

    Campaigners have welcomed proposals for the renovation of Shoreham Airport – after it was revealed there are no plans for runway expansion. Restoration
    of the listed art deco terminal building, the creation of two new three-storey
    hangars, a new fire station and air-traffic control tower are among the plans.

    Erinaceous, the company which bought the airport in 2006, has not included any
    extra flights in its announcement or any proposals to extend the main runway.
    A spokesman for the airport said: ‘The proposals will allow the airport to enhance
    the quality of passenger facilities alongside the continued use of the existing
    runway configuration.’

    A planning application for renovation of the main terminal building is expected
    to be lodged with Adur District Council within weeks. The expansion is expected
    to create new jobs in the future and safeguard employment that already exists.

    Copies of the display boards will also be available to inspect at Adur District
    Council Offices on February 5 and 9, and will also be made available online at from the February 5.