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Norwich International Airport delays

About Norwich International Airport

Also referred to as Norwich Airport, Norwich International Airport, is an airport found in the vibrant Norwich City within Norfolk, England. It is situated approximately 5.3 kilometres north of Norwich's city centre, on the border of the city's suburbs at Hellesdon.
The airport has a single runway, measuring about 1,900 metres long, 9 parking stands for commercial aircrafts, short and long-stay parking areas, Disabled parking, a forex bureau, a bar, a shop, and a café offering snacks and a collection of both local and exotic drinks.
The Holiday Inn Norwich-North found in the airport is a family-friendly 4-star hotel offering sumptuous meals and comfortable accommodation 24 hours a day. Its guest rooms are fully equipped with coffee & tea making facilities, multi-channel televisions, telephones, and free Internet access. Its Triangle Health & Fitness Club is the perfect place for visitors relax and do some simple exercises. The hotel also features 7 meeting and conference rooms and a restaurant.
The airport has a number of car hire services and taxis that visitors can choose from. Hertz, Avis, and Europcar car hire companies all have their offices located in the main concourse waiting to serve their customers in the best way possible. For cheap transport from the airport, travellers can choose to use the taxis parked outside.

Some of the major airlines operating at the airport include Flybe, KLM, BMI and Eastern Airways. Some of the busiest routes served by the airlines include Amsterdam, Jersey and Manchester.
Flybe operates between Edinburgh and Manchester, as well as seasonal flights to Guernsey and Jersey. KLM offers year round flights to the Netherlands, whilst BMI and Eastern Airways both operate routes to Aberdeen. /p>

According to Norwich Tourist Information Centre, Norwich Airport became the 30th busiest airport in the United Kingdom in the year 2012. With its numerous functional airlines, it serves an average of 350,000 passengers every year. By the end of 2012, the airport handled more than 300,000 passengers, approximately 20% increment of what was recorded the previous year. The airport's management claims the number of passengers continue to increase every year as a result of better and advanced marketing done on the televisions and social media.

The Short History of Norwich International Airport

The airfield was constructed in the year 1939 and opened as a bomber station on 1st June 1940. In September 1942, the station was handed over to the United States Army Air Forces for use by the then powerful Eighth Air Force. Later in the year 1945, the station was transferred to RAF Fighter Command for conducting post-war exercises. After the RAF left in the year 1967, the station was sold to Norfolk County Council and Norwich City Council, with a small portion being given to Norwich's Ministry of Defence. After getting full ownership of the station, the councils of Norwich City and Norfolk County managed to develop it into a modern international airport.

Delayed Flights and Punctual Arrivals

Just like other airports in the United Kingdom, Norwich usually experiences a number of late departures and arrivals. One of the main causes of delays at the airport is bad weather. In some cases, passengers contribute to the lateness of a flight. For instance, if a passenger fails to turn up at the check-in point on time, he has to be waited for. If he fails to turn up completely, his luggage has to be looked for and removed from the airplane, a process that takes some time.
For the past few months, the airport has been recording about 15% of late departures and 7% of late arrivals on a daily basis.

The airport is usually busy between 5:00am and 10:00am. The largest number of late arrivals and departures occurs between noon and late in the evening. For more information, have a look at the table above. If you have used any of the airports’s airlines at one point or the other and departed or arrived late, you can claim for compensation through Flightright. For more information on how to seek compensation from airline, please click the button below.

What rights do I have?

Under EU law, you can get up to 480£ compensation in the event of a delay, cancellation or overbooking of your flight.
This is true regardless of the ticket price and up to 6 years retrospectively.


What to do when delayed?

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250 €
< 1,500km
3H Delay
400 €
1,500km - 3,500km
3H Delay
600 €
> 3,500km
3H Delay
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