Sad news received today: Plymouth City Airport is to close down at the end of 2011.
The airport recently lost its Air Southwest link to London Gatwick. This was the airport’s major route and source of revenue. Now, it seems, the site is set to be developed by its owners, Sutton Harbour Group, will be developed for housing.
At one point Air Southwest offered routes to Manchester, Newcastle, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford, Glasgow, London City, Cork and Grenoble. But since the airline was bought by Eastern Airways its routes have been reorganised.
This is sad news for the airport and city of Plymouth, as well as local enthusiasts.
A full story can be read here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-13219590