Busy weekend for Coventry - Coventry Airport News

Airport news for Coventry on 05/05/2008.

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Last weekend was the busiest of the year for Coventry Airport. The airport saw an increase in passenger numbers as rugby fans flooded into the city for the semi-final of the Heineken Cup.

According to staff at the airport, the terminal was crowded with rugby supporters who were eager to watch the clash between Saracens and Munster at the Ricoh Arena.

The head of operations at Coventry Airport, Rob Sweeney, said that there were at least one thousand more passengers last weekend than are in the airport on an average weekend.

He said: “We had an extremely busy weekend. We handled several charter aircraft carrying rugby supporters as well as the Munster team, directors and managers.

“The aircraft ranged from Boeing 757s to Boeing 737s as well as a number of 60 and 70-seater aircraft. In addition we handled more than a dozen private business jets.”

Coventry Airport is the main hub for Thompsonfly and is located eight kilometres south of Coventry city centre. Wizzair also provides flights from Coventry to Gdansk and Katowice. Located just 21 kilometers from Birmingham international Airport, plans to expand Coventry Airport were rejected in 2007.

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