Farnborough Airport in the UK is located near the city of Farnborough. It is the most contemporary and highly efficient business aviation airport in Europe. The airport is exclusively dedicated to business aviation, making it a premium choice for business jet passengers going to and from London. Currently, flights to this airport are not operated by regular airlines; accordingly, you can get here only by private planes, air taxi, or flights operated only by military aircraft. To get to Farnborough with regular flights, you need to use other airports nearby.
City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Location: Hampshire GU14 6XA, London
Tel: +44 (0)1252 379000
Distance: 66 km southwest of central London
Official website: www.farnboroughairport.com
IATA Code: FAB
ICAO Code: EGLF
Farnborough Airport Terminals
Farnborough Airport offers a complete portfolio of business aviation services dedicated to delivering peerless customer experience. The main airport buildings are each individually tailored to fit their specific functions, combining to create a distinctive setting for Farnborough Airport’s service excellence.
Farnborough Airport History
Farnborough Airport has a long history, beginning at the start of the 20th century with the creation of His Majesty’s Balloon Factory and the first powered flight in Britain in 1908. This subsequently became the Royal Aircraft Establishment, a connection that continues in the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum.
Farnborough airfield and RAE was bombed by Germany during World War II, on 13 August 1940 by a flight of Junkers Ju 88s.
The civil enclave was operated by Farnborough Business Aviation until 2003 when the Ministry of Defence stopped operations at Farnborough. All experimental aircraft were moved to MoD Boscombe Down; the airport was taken over by TAG Aviation. On 27 September 2019 TAG Farnborough Airport Ltd was acquired by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe) Limited. It changed its name on 10 October 2019 to Farnborough Airport Ltd. Commercial defense research by research firm QinetiQ continues in the adjoining Cody Technology Park.
Farnborough Airfield appeared in the 2008 James Bond film Quantum of Solace, as the Austrian airport from which Bond flies.