Humberside Airport Information (HUY)
Humberside Airport (HUY) was originally an RAF base between 1941 and 1945. After a period of abandonment, the airport received a breath of new life in 1960, when some minor airlines began operations from the site.
- Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Eastern England
- Humberside International Airport Ltd
- Time Zone
- IATA Code
- ICAO Code
- 053°34'28"N 000°21'03"W
In 1975, the first scheduled flight took off from the airport's runway destined for Amsterdam and since then the airport has undergone much development and expansion; it is now a busy travel hub.
More than 500,000 passengers pass through the airport's gates each year, en- route to 15 destinations, including Italy, Turkey, Norway and Greece. The airport's accessible location, convenient transport links and excellent facilities make Humberside Airport a popular choice among travellers residing in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Humberside Airport provides a good range of amenities for passengers, including shopping and dining facilities. There is a bureau de change which offers passengers the opportunity to purchase foreign currency before setting off. The airport also has two travel agents, as well as two leading car rental companies.
Passengers can purchase reading material, snacks and other travel essentials in WH Smith, before passing through security. On the airside, Alpha Airport Shopping stocks the entire range of duty-free items such as perfume, sunglasses, alcohol and fashion accessories.
The airport is also a base for a number of flying clubs and organisations, this is due to its low handling and landing fees. Helicopters flying to gas platforms in the North Sea also use the airport as an operation base.
Humberside Airport is easy to access from all directions, with excellent road links which place the airport within an hour's driving distance of four million people. A regular bus services connects the airport to Hull and Grimsby, and the closest train station is just three miles away.