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Book a Private Jet to Barrow Walney Island Airport

The city of Barrow-in-Furness has been one of the most important industrial centres in England since at least the Industrial Revolution. Located on the Furness peninsula, the best way to travel to Barrow is by private plane to Barrow Walney Island Airport, which serves as the main destination for private jet passengers travelling to northern England’s economic heartland. Once a military airfield, the airport is located on the island of Walney, connected by a bascule bridge to Barrow-in-Furness. Despite its small size, Barrow Walney Island Airport serves flights to a wide range of destinations in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Book your charter flight to or from Barrow Walney Island Airport online with JetApp!

The History of Barrow Walney Island Airport

Barrow Walney Island Airport began as a base for the Royal Air Force at the beginning of the Second World War. At that time, the airport had three runways and served aircraft of all classes. After the war’s conclusion, RAF stopped using the airfield and flights from Barrow ceased. In 1959, the airfield and its remaining facilities were sold to the Vickers company.

Today the small airfield is used exclusively for private flights to and from Barrow Walney Island. For that reason, passengers on private or business flights to or from Barrow Walney Island enjoy optimal privacy. The current operator of the airport is BAE Systems, the successor to Vickers.

Barrow Walney Island Airport Location

Distance from Barrow Walney Island Airport to:

  • Barrow-in-Furness: approx. 5 kilometres by car
  • Furness Golf Club: approx. 3 kilometres by car
  • The Dock Museum: approx. 3 kilometres by car
  • South Lakes Safari Zoo: approx. 13 kilometres by car

Charter a Private Jet from Barrow Walney Island Airport

Flying from Barrow Walney Island Airport, you can reach numerous destinations in the United Kingdom and Ireland within a short time. The small former military airfield offers ideal conditions for those who want to take a private jet from Barrow Walney Island. In less than an hour, you could be landing in:

A business flight from Barrow Walney Island to Bristol (BRS) is just under 50 minutes. This is where the world's largest manufacturer of hot air balloons, Cameron Balloons, has its headquarters. Bristol Cathedral and the Wills Memorial Building are particularly worth visiting. A flight to London Farnborough (FAB) takes 55 minutes. Farnborough is 64 kilometres from the city centre. A flight on a private jet from Barrow Walney Island to East Midlands (EMA) takes 45 minutes. From EMA Airport, you can easily reach Birmingham, Derby and Nottingham. Similarly, a charter flight from Barrow Walney Island to Southampton (SOU) takes just under an hour. The port city is home to an excellent aviation museum as well as a modern marina called the Ocean Village. The flight time to Glasgow (GLA) is only three quarters of an hour. Glasgow’s vibrant centre is an easy transfer from the airport.

Barrow Walney Island Airport operates business and private charter flights only. This guarantees a high degree of privacy and allows for a smooth, swift check-in. As a private jet passenger, you can expect a range of exclusive services. The following services are available at Barrow Walney Island Airport:

  • Quick, secure check-in
  • Comfortable lounges
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Refueling
  • Limousine
  • Helicopter transfers

With a private or business jet, you can take off and land at Barrow Walney Island during opening hours as you wish. Barrow Walney Island Airport operates according to both Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR). The airport’s two tarmac runways offer smaller jets ideal take-off and landing options.

Runway Length and width Surface
17/35 1,011 m x 45 m Asphalt
05/23 1,048 m x 45 m Asphalt

Transfers to and from Barrow and Walney Island

From the airport, Barrow-in-Furness is only about a 10-minute drive. For transfers to and from the airfield, you can choose from taxis, rental cars or limousine services. If your destination is further away, such as the nearby cities of Carlisle or Lancaster, you can travel comfortably and quickly by helicopter.

Book a Charter Flight to Barrow Walney Island

Book a private jet to Barrow Walney Island Airport, a port city in Cumbria that was once home to the world's largest steel plant. Barrow-in-Furness is considered one of the most important industrial centres in the United Kingdom. Barrow-in-Furness boasts the largest shipbuilding hall in Europe, as well as England's only submarine shipyard. During leisure time, why not visit the Dock Museum, where you can learn more about the history of the area. Furness Abbey, a former Cistercian abbey, will delight those interested in the history of northern England, whilst those with relaxation on their mind will find plenty to enjoy in Barrow Park or the South Lakes Safari Zoo.

Book a private or business flight to Barrow Walney Island and enjoy your stay in Barrow-in-Furness! Charter your private jet from or to Barrow Walney Island Airport online with JetApp!

Airport Facts

  • Airport code: EGNL / BWF
  • Altitude: 13 m (44ft) above MSL
  • Aircraft types: propeller machines
  • Runway operating hours: Mon–Thu 8am to 4:30pm, Fri 8am to 1pm
  • Runways: 2 (1,011 m, 1,048 m)

Top Connections

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