Cambridge Airport has entered 2011 with an ambitious plan to create a leading aviation hub for the east of England. With significant investment already made in increased hangarage capacity, the airport already functions as a fully fledged commercial aviation operation. However, with the minimal slot restrictions, full Category 7 fire & ATC status and 24/7 operational capability, Cambridge Airport, will now focus on growing its executive aviation potential and developing other niche, commercial aviation opportunities. “Cambridge Airport offers a wealth of possibilities that have yet to be exploited,” said airport director Archie Garden. “We have a fabulous state-of-the-art FBO with business facilities and VIP hospitality, flexible opening hours, and can accommodate a complete range of aircraft from light jets to BBJs. We offer the full spectrum of aviation services and our vision is to develop the principal sectors of executive aviation, regular niche European city services, and aviation training,” says Garden. The future will see the refurbishment of the existing passenger terminal, growth of regional airline routes via a City Hopper schedule, and the development of the already successful horse transportation market recognising Newmarket’s proximity and equine heritage.