City Airport

Transport & Logistics

Barton upon Irwell, Eccles

City Airport

Expansion and enhancement of City Airport and Heliport. This includes potential new additional operational facilities.

Key Info

Project Theme
Transport & Logistics
Local Enterprise Partnership
Greater Manchester
Project Status
Local Authority
Salford City Council
Key Sector


To Date

Capital investment


Capital investment


Capital investment

General Aviation and Community infrastructure

City Airport (also known as Barton Aerodrome) is Manchester's original Airport - see for more information on its history.

Today, it is a thriving general aviation airport situated in the City of Salford, just 5 miles from Manchester City Centre. Its goal is to ensure that City Airport can be a sustainable and thriving business and also a valuable and well respected aviation and local community asset.

Peel has donated a building at City Airport and Heliport Manchester to the Veterans’ Garage, which provides a unique approach to providing support to military veterans across the North West. The community project will restore the Grade 2 listed WWII airport terminal building into a base for ex-servicemen to learn new skills through classic car and motorcycle restoration.