The beautiful country of England is surrounded by water, and therefore London airports are needed for just about everything, including the people, goods and services that they require to work effectively as a country. Most of them are well known, and take millions of people every day all over the planet and back.
- Heathrow Airport: This airport handles more passengers in the European Union than any other airport. It’s third in cargo in the entire EU, passed only by the Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris France, and Frankfurt Airport in Germany. The airport lies 12 miles from the capital of England, and is the airport of choice for London’s entire parliament. It serves as the central hub for the airlines BMI, and British Airways. It was known as London Airport until 1966 when it was renamed after the area in which it resides.
- London Oxford Airport: Also known as Oxford Airport, and sometimes Kidlington Airport. This is a privately owned airport where many English pilots learn how to fly. The training grounds for the Oxford Training Academy ever since 1939, London Oxford Airport is one of the world’s top flying schools. It is also used for students arriving to Oxford University. When the name was changed to London Oxford Airport, many people became angry, because it’s very misleading, as the airport is roughly 60 miles away from London.
- London Ashford Airport: 1 and a half miles from Lydd and 14 miles from Ashford, the first airport to be built after World War 2. Built in 1956, this airport was intended as a “ferry airfield”, meaning that they would fly people from there to an actual airport. They dealt with mainly cargo, that is until Hards Travel bought the airport, and made it one of the best airports in all of London, setting passengers off to lovely vacations in places like Spain, France, Italy, and Austria.
- Gatwick Airport: Gatwick is about 5 miles away from Crowley England, in west Sussex. In 2010 there were around 31,000,000 visitors who passed through the terminals of the airport. It was recently bought by London City Airports for nearly $1.5 Billion dollars, and has even had an increase in travelers using the airport.
- London City Airport: London City Airport is the 14th biggest airport in all of England, with only a single runway. But despite its relatively small size to the other giant airports that dot the land in England, it is the 5th busiest airport in all of the country. By 2030, the airport reportedly plans to expand its services by increasing the passengers to 8 million without adding any more runways or expanding the airport beyond its boundaries. It’s the little airport than could.