Cambridge International Airport, in the United Kingdom, will close by 2030 at the latest, the owner of the airport, Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group, has said in a statement.

Located three kilometres east of the centre of the English university city of Cambridge, the 1,965 metre-long asphalt runway 05/23 and surrounding land will transform into a construction site installing around 12,000 homes.

Marshall, which specialises in the maintenance of Lockheed C-130 military transport aircraft, has said it is considering moving its operations to one of three possible alternative locations near the villages of Cranfield, Duxford, and Wyton.

At present, Sun-Air operating under a British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) franchise agreement, offers scheduled flights from Cambridge to each of Gothenburg Landvetter (5x weekly) and Manchester Int'l (4x weekly) that primarily cater to demand from its partner, Cambridge-based bio-pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. In addition, the business and private charter carrier ExecuJet (United Kingdom) (LCY, Cambridge) maintains a base there.