Barrow/Walney Island Airfield code (BWF)

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Barrow/Walney Island Airfield is located on Walney Island, 2.8 km northwest of the centre of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. Barrow/Walney Island Airport was opened during World War II, though the site had been used as an airship station since World War I. Three runways were constructed, laid out in a triangular arrangement, for use by the based Royal Air Force flying units. The airfield was disused after World War II, and was sold on in 1959 to Vickers, the company that owned Barrow shipyard. Commercial flights operated from the airport in the late 20th century but ceased in 1992.

Airport Information

Airport Name: Barrow/Walney Island Airfield
Airport Keywords: RAF Walney Island
Airport (IATA) Code: BWF


County: Avon
Continent: Europe
Full Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, United Kingdom


Latitude: 54.129698
Longitude: -3.263830
Elevation: 27 (Feet)

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