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The Coventry Airport is located almost next to the village of Baginton.
This quaint old village is home to the Roman Lunt Fort and also the gradually
expanding Coventry Airport. The airport is actually situated about 5 km
south of the 2nd largest city in English Midlands, Coventry. If you want
to locate the airport, remember it is just about 3 miles from the Coventry
Railway Station. If you are coming by road, then please note that the airport
is near the M6, M69 and M40 motorways. The A45 and A46 roads are also available.
Know your Airport - Coventry airport is
a most important center for Thomsonfly. The British charter airline Air
Atlantique is also based at Coventry Airport. The airport is owned by the
CAFCO-C. After the World War II, the airport came into the hands of the
Coventry City Council. Having had to compete with The Birmingham Airport,
the services and facilities of Coventry airport have automatically reached
a distinct level of class. The airport aspires to handle an annual footfall
of 2 million passengers after building a new and state-of-the-art terminal
in near future. In July 2005, the Coventry airport was granted planning
permission for a new 2060 space car park, beside the new terminal.
- There is only one terminal at Coventry airport. The airport
authorities are seeking permission to build a better terminal with
world-class passenger facilities.
Transit systems - There is no separate transit system
inside the Coventry airport. All the passenger areas are situated
on the ground-level making it easier for the differently abled and
also the old, to use the airport.
Inside the terminals - The passenger terminal in the
Coventry airport is located in the southern part. General airport
information is available at the information desk located in the departure
building. The airport is open for the public from 0400 hours for 7
days a week. The check in at the 2 check in desks is fast and efficient.
Ticket bookings are allowed up to 2 hours before the departure time
via the Call Centre and up to 1 hour before departure time at the
Information Desk in Airport Departures. The airport has numerous monitors
showing the correct arrival and departure times of the flights. The
airport authorities advise that even if your departure flight is delayed
by 45 minutes, you should check in as normal since in checking documents,
tickets and other papers and being given the green signal by security
a minimum of 45 minutes are taken.
Safety - Till date, there have been very few security
breaches in Coventry Airport. Safety has always been the topmost priority
in eyes of the airport’s authorities. Elaborate yet hassle-free
security arrangements are made to make your journey smooth and comfortable.
To ensure security all travelers are requested not to carry items
like scissors, blades, knives, needles and even pool cues. The security
policy regarding cylinders, magnets, firelighters, poisons and radioactive
materials are also very strict. The security personnel have the right
to confiscate any item that they deem unsafe for air travel and passenger
safety. Consult your airline for exact details.
Business facilities - The Business Aviation Centre
run by Midwest Executive Aviation is available to business passengers.
In addition, the airport provides options for spacious lounges, complimentary
beverages and satellite entertainment. Premium car hire services are
a part of the business facilities at the airport.
Family interests - Traveling with family can be fun
and easy if the airport is made to order, keeping in mind the major
and minor requirements of the passengers. Children are best engaged
if they get some good food to eat. There are two self-service restaurants
inside the Coventry airport. They offer tasty meals as well as snacks.
While children can enjoy the various snacks, adults can relax at the
bar available in the departure lounge of the airport. If you have
to spend some time to spend on the airport, the whole family can go
to the airport shop. It offers gift items, fragrances and reading
materials like newspapers, magazines and books. Baby changing facilities
are also available near the main concourse.
|| Extra information
- Disabled access to main areas in the airport can be facilitated
with wheelchairs. Please do not forget to request for them, before
you reach the airport. The low-cost airline Thomsonfly has carried
over 1.2 million passengers from March 2004.
Leaving from Coventry airport - The Coventry
Airport Express provides buses which link the Airport with London
Road, Quinton Parade, Coventry Railway Station, Coventry City Centre
and Pool Meadow Coach Station. If trains are what you prefer, then
the Coventry Railway Station is just 3 miles from the Coventry Airport.
You can also avail Bus Service 737, which provides hourly service
from the station to the Airport. You can also choose to travel by
taxis, which are available from the airport. For travelers willing
to travel in comfort and on their own terms, Coventry airport is covered
under the best of car hire services in this part of England.
Essentials - Essential services like ATMs and money
facilities are available on the airport to exchange currency in €100
bundles. Transport and travel related queries are given easy solutions by
the staff at the airport information desk. Do not hesitate to ask them.
Airlines operating from Coventry Airport
the major flights from Coventry airport to destinations such as Alicante,
Amsterdam, Barcelona, Faro, Ibiza, Jersey, Málaga, Palma, Paris
Orly, Pisa, Salzburg, Valencia etc. Many new chartered and commercial
airlines are planning to open their services in Coventry.