Universal Aviation, which operates the general aviation terminal (GAT) at London-area RAF Northolt Airport, reports that the facility will resume weekend operations in June for the first time in five years. Beginning June 1, the airport will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturdays, and from noon to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
Universal took over the operation of the GAT in January 2021 and worked with the RAF to extend the facility’s weekday operating hours by three hours a day. “We expanded to Northolt in the heart of the pandemic when traffic was at a standstill in anticipation of the eventual recovery and belief that we could unlock its potential by working to make it more accessible,” said Sean Raftery, Universal’s regional managing director.
The airport is approximately 12 miles from Central London and its cultural attractions and provides access to area stadiums such as Wembley, Twickenham, Wimbledon, Emirates Stadium, and Tottenham.
“Northolt is already an extremely popular London Airport,” noted Raftery, adding that users appreciate its lack of congestion, privacy, security, and location. “These extended hours are certainly going to make Northolt an even more attractive option for accessing London.”