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Dunsfold Aerodrome Submits Olympic Application

Wednesday, 07 December 2011

Dunsfold Park Ltd submitted an application on 22nd November 2011 to Waverley Borough Council for permission to temporarily extend aviation movements over the Olympic period.

The extension is seeking permission for additional flights between 21st July 2012 and 15th August 2012 and also for flights on four Sundays during the same period.

The application follows the inclusion of Dunsfold Aerodrome in the announcement on 1 August 2011 by the Secretary of State for Transport on additional airports in the south east of England which will be coordinated to assist with the expected period of peak demand for air services for the Games.

With one of the best runways in the south east of England, outside of the main commercial airports, Dunsfold Aerodrome is capable of accommodating both private and business jet aviation. The location is ideally suited for many of the pre—Games training facilitates which Surrey is providing, as well as offering easy access to London and the main Olympic venues. 

A Dunsfold Park spokesperson comments: "LOCOG has acknowledged the importance of local businesses in the delivery of a successful Olympic Games and we are delighted that Dunsfold Aerodrome has been identified to support this major event. We are now looking for the support of Waverley Borough Council and the local community in helping us provide a full aviation service for the Olympic Games. We hope our involvement in the Olympics will also provide other opportunities for businesses in the local area to take part in this global sporting event."

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be the largest sporting event in the world and offers a unique chance to showcase the UK at its best. Capable of handling business jets and conveniently located in close proximity to London, Dunsfold Aerodrome is pleased to be part of the Government's strategy to ensure the successful delivery of efficient transport services for the 2012 London Olympic Games.