From Graces Guide
1954 Construction took just 6 months and it opened to traffic in July.
By 1959 it was one of the busiest airports in the UK, with over 250,000 passengers annually.
Early 1970s: the advent of the Hovercraft and roll-on-roll-off ferries led to a decline of the air ferry services from Lydd although other passenger and freight operations continued.
Today the Airport, which has benefited from substantial investment by the new owner, sees a healthy mix of private and training general aviation, corporate jets and air taxis, cargo, maintenance as well as scheduled services to Le Touquet.