Birmingham Airport (BHX)

Location: The airport is situated eight miles (12km) southeast of Birmingham.
Time: GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).
Transfer between terminals: The two terminals are within easy walking distance of each other.
Getting to the city: Buses to the city centre and surrounds can be caught opposite the airport at the Bus and Coach Terminus. Birmingham city centre can also be reached via Birmingham International railway station connected to the airport by a free monorail system called the Air-Rail Link. Trains run from Birmingham International Station to Birmingham New Street Station and vice versa throughout the day but are less frequent in the evenings and on weekends. Uber, and other mobile app based taxi services are also available. For onward travel, Birmingham International Station is connected to over 100 towns in and around the UK.
Car rental: Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and National. All car hire booking desks are located within the arrivals lounge which can be found easily once through security.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available from outside passenger terminals and take about 15-20 minutes into Birmingham.
Facilities: There are banks, bureaux de change, shops, restaurants, business lounges, play areas for kids, baby changing facilities and a tourist information desk in the airport. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.
Parking: The airport's 'drop and go' area is adjacent to the departures terminal and is free for the first 30 minutes. Car parks 1, 2 and 3 are best for short and medium-stay parking; they are located beside the terminal building and charge per hour or per day. The long-stay parking garages are located next to the second roundabout along Airport Way, a ten-minute walk from the terminal. There are regular shuttle-buses between the long stay parking lots and the terminal. Long-stay parking is free for the first 15 minutes.
Website: www.birminghamairport.co.uk
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Bristol International Airport (BRS)

Location: The airport is situated eight miles (13km) southwest of Bristol city centre.
Time: GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
Getting to the city: Bristol Airport Flyer Express buses depart for the city centre (including the train station) around the clock, every ten minutes during peak hours, and every 30 minutes off-peak. It costs around £7 for a one-way ticket. Taxis are also available outside the terminal. Uber, and other similar mobile app-based taxi services are also available.
Car rental: Car hire companies include Avis, Europcar, Hertz, and National, among others.
Airport Taxis: Arrow Cars taxis are available all day and night at the airport, located outside the terminal building. Passengers can visit the booking desk where they will be quoted a fixed fare and allocated a taxi. Payment can be made by card at the booking desk, or by cash to the driver.
Facilities: Facilities at Bristol Airport include a bureau de change, ATM, bars, restaurants, shops, an executive lounge, and tourist information desk. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs are advised to contact their airline in advance.
Parking: There is short and long-term car parking available. Spaces can be pre-booked via the airport website. The short stay and pick up parking lot costs £1 for the first 20 minutes and £6 for the first hour. The Silver Zone car park is the cheapest long-stay option, if you book online it can cost as little as £3.75 per day.
Website: www.bristolairport.com
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Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA)

Location: The airport is situated nine miles (14km) northwest of Leeds.
Time: GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
Contacts: Tel: +44 113 250 9696.
Getting to the city: The bus services run frequently from the airport to Leeds and Bradford city centre bus and rail stations. The bus services link the airport to Leeds City Rail Station, from where connections can be made to all parts of the UK. Taxis and mobile app based taxi services are also available.
Car rental: Avis, Europcar and Hertz are represented in International Arrivals.
Airport Taxis: Arrow Cars are available from the airport taxi rank outside the terminal building.
Facilities: Facilities at the airport include banks, ATMs, bureaux de change and a tourist information desk. There are also shops, bars and restaurants. The Yorkshire Premier Lounge on the first floor of the Departure Lounge offers a full bar service, complimentary newspapers, high-speed wifi and telephones. Entry to the lounge is through membership or a once off entry fee of around £25. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.
Parking: There is short- and long-term car parking available. Parking can be booked in advance on the airport website. There is a courtesy bus service between the long-stay car park and the terminal building, operating 24 hours a day. Passengers should allow extra time to park and get to the terminal.
Website: www.lbia.co.uk
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London City Airport (LCY)

Location: The airport is situated at the Royal Docks, 10 miles (16km) from the West End.
Time: GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
Contacts: Tel: +44 20 7646 0088.
Getting to the city: Docklands Light Railway (DLR) departs from London City Airport every 8-15 minutes to Canning Town, Woolwich Arsenal and Bank. There are regular London buses from the airport to stations throughout London. Nearby National Rail stations are reached via the Jubilee line from Canning Town (a seven-minute DLR journey). Licensed taxis (black cabs) are available outside the terminal building, a taxi to the centre of London will take only 20 to 30 minutes and cost roughly £30. Car rental desks are situated on the ground floor. There are also chauffeur services available from Quay Cars. Mobile app based taxi services, like Uber, are available, as is car sharing through the DriveNow app.
Car rental: Car rental desks are situated on the ground floor, rental companies include Avis, Europcar and Hertz.
Airport Taxis: Taxis from London City Airport can be hailed outside the Arrivals Hall and a taxi to the centre of London will take only 20 to 30 minutes and cost roughly £30. A taxi to Canary Wharf will cost £14.
Facilities: There are shops, bars and a restaurant at City Airport, other facilities include left luggage, a mother and baby room, tourist information and business facilities including Internet and fax. There are also ATMs, a bureau de change and Internet facilities. The disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should ideally inform their airline in advance.
Parking: Parking at London City Airport is located within easy walking distance of the terminal. Short-term parking starts at £3 for the first 10 minutes, £13 for up to an hour, £17 for two hours, £25 for four hours, £53 for up to 12 hours and £61 per day. The long-term car park is £23 for up to four hours and £53 per day. Credit card facilities are available.
Departure Tax: None.
Website: www.londoncityairport.com
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London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

Location: The airport is situated 28 miles (45km) south of London.
Time: GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
Contacts: Tel: +44 870 000 2468.
Transfer between terminals: The two terminals are linked by the Inter Terminal Transit train that leaves every three minutes.
Getting to the city: The easiest and quickest way into London from Gatwick is on the Gatwick Express train, which takes 30 minutes to the central Victoria railway station. Local buses call at both terminals and run between Gatwick and key destinations including Crawley, Horley, Redhill and Horsham. Taxis are also available from the airport into town, while coaches take passengers to destinations including Heathrow, central London, Bristol and Brighton (ticket desks are in the North and South Terminals). Car rental companies operate from both terminals. Taxis and mobile app based taxi services, like Uber, are also available.
Car rental: Car rental companies such as Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz operate from both terminals.
Airport Taxis: Taxis from Gatwick Airport are available outside the Arrivals Hall and a taxi to London city centre will take roughly an hour to an hour-and-a-half as this road can be very busy. Mobile app based taxi services, like Uber, are also available.
Facilities: Both terminals have shops, restaurants, bars, bureaux de change, ATMs, an Internet café, baby changing rooms and children's play areas. There are lounges in both terminals that offer multiple services for both business and leisure, for a fee. In the South Terminal, there is a medical centre offering vaccinations and the Regus Express Business Lounge, featuring meeting rooms, refreshments, showers, a document station, high-speed internet and distraction-free private work spaces. Disabled facilities at the airport are good; those who require special assistance should contact their airline in advance.
Parking: Short-term and long-term parking is available and a free shuttle services the parking areas farther away from the terminal building.
Departure Tax: None.
Website: www.gatwickairport.com
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London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Location: The airport is situated 15 miles (24km) west of London.
Time: GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
Contacts: Tel: +44 8700 000 123.
Transfer between terminals: Terminal 1 is no longer in use. Terminals 2 and 3 are within walking distance of each other, with an average walking time of 11 minutes from one end to the other. Terminals 4 and 5 are connected via the free Heathrow Express train. Allow around 15 minutes for the journey time between terminals.
Getting to the city: The quickest way into London is on the Heathrow Express train, which leaves every 15 minutes for Paddington station, takes 15 minutes, and costs £22 if booked online or at a ticket machine, or £27 on-board, if travelling during off-peak times. Paddington has good connections to the other London railway stations and all parts of London via the London Underground. Heathrow is also on the Piccadilly underground line, which takes passengers into central London in around 50 minutes. The National Express coach service runs to central London and other towns and cities throughout the UK.
Car rental: Car rental options include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt.
Airport Taxis: London's black taxis service Heathrow Airport; the journey time to central London is around 30-60 minutes, depending on traffic. Taxis are metered, the fare from Heathrow Airport to Central London will cost around £48-£90. Taxis are available from outside each terminal.
Facilities: There are numerous shops, bars and restaurants, ATMs, currency exchange facilities, left luggage facilities, pharmacies and postal services in all terminals. A spa offering massages is located in Terminal 5. There are VIP Lounges in Terminals 2 and 3. There are multi-faith prayer rooms in each terminal and St George's Chapel is located close to the central bus station between Terminals 2 and 3. There are shower facilities located in Terminal 3.
Parking: Short-term parking is available adjacent to the airport. A free shuttle service links the terminals and the long-term and business car parks. Valet parking is also available at all terminals.
Airport hotels: There are several hotels connected directly to the airport, including the Sofitel London Heathrow, which connects to Terminal 5, and the Hilton London Heathrow Airport near Terminal 4. Terminal 4 also offers Yotels, Japanese-inspired capsule hotel rooms with ensuite bathrooms, internet access and entertainment centres. Prices start at £38 for four hours. The Hotel Reservation Centre has desks in each terminal, and assists with bookings and transportation.
Website: www.heathrow.com
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London Luton Airport (LTN)

Location: The airport is situated 32 miles (52km) northwest of London.
Time: GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
Contacts: Tel: +44 1582 405 100.
Getting to the city: Trains leave regularly to Kings Cross, Farringdon, City Thameslink, Blackfriars and London Bridge stations. Train journeys to central London take 20-25 minutes with providers such as East Midlands Trains and First Capital Connect. Tickets can be bought from the Onward Travel centre at the airport or online. Luton Airport Parkway Train Station is connected to the terminal by a free shuttle bus service. Green Line and National Express buses run daily between the airport and central London. Taxis operate from outside the airport terminal 24-hours a day and car rental is also available.
Car rental: Car rental companies include Avis, Hertz, Europcar and National.
Airport Taxis: Taxis operate from Luton Airport 24-hours a day and can be hailed outside the Arrivals Hall. A taxi to central London will cost around £80 and will take approximately 2 hours.
Facilities: Facilities at the airport include shops, bars, restaurants, bureaux de change, ATMs, a children's play area and baby changing rooms. Facilities for the disabled are good; those with special needs are advised to contact their airline or travel agent in advance.
Parking: There is short-term parking next to the terminal. Long-term (valet) parking operates near the terminal - your car will be taken away to another compound while you are away. Passengers who book in advance via the airport website get discounted parking rates.
Departure Tax: None.
Website: www.london-luton.co.uk
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London Stansted Airport (STN)

Location: The airport is situated 34 miles (55km) northeast of London.
Time: GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
Contacts: Tel: +44 844 335 1803.
Getting to the city: The Stansted Express rail service operates between London's Liverpool Street station and the airport, taking approximately 45 minutes. There are also bus and coach services to Victoria Coach Station, Heathrow and Gatwick airports, among other London and national destinations. The bus and coach station is opposite the main terminal entrance. Coach tickets are available from the ticket desk in arrivals and at the station; a ticket to Victoria costs around £10. Taxis are available outside the terminal building and car rental is also available. Uber, and other mobile app based taxi services are also available, although there have been licensing issues as of late.
Car rental: Car rental companies available at the airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Alamo, National, Enterprise and Hertz.
Airport Taxis: Many taxi services are available, the Stansted Airport recommended taxi service is 24x7, a reservation desk is located in the international arrivals concourse. A taxi to central London from Stansted Airport will cost in the region of £100.
Facilities: There are a number of popular restaurants, shops and bars in the terminal, both before and after security. Other facilities include ATMs, a bureau de change and Internet cafe. There is a VIP lounge for travellers in the main departure lounge, which can be booked via the airport's website. There are also shower facilities at both arrivals and departures, with towels and access available for a small fee at the airport information desk. There are multi-faith prayer rooms, accessible after security. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline or travel agent in advance. Stansted is a smoke-free airport, and there are no smoking facilities past security.
Parking: The short-term parking is located next to the terminal building. Long-term parking is further away and is linked to the airport by a free shuttle bus. The mid-stay parking lot is free for the first hour, a five-minute courtesy bus ride from the terminal. The airport also offers valet parking. Travellers who pre-book on the Stansted Airport website receive discounted car parking.
Website: www.stanstedairport.com
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Manchester International Airport (MAN)

Location: The airport is situated 10 miles (17km) southwest of Manchester city centre.
Time: GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).
Contacts: Tel: +44 161 489 8000.
Transfer between terminals: The Skylink travellator system links Terminals 1 and 2, while 1 and 3 are linked by an external walkway.
Getting to the city: There are regular trains between the airport and Manchester Piccadilly railway station, which has connections to destinations throughout the UK. Buses service Manchester city centre as well as other local towns and cities. National Express operates coach services to cities all over the UK. All buses, coaches and trains leave from The Station, the airport's transport interchange that is connected to all terminals by a covered walkway. Taxis are available outside all terminals.
Car rental: Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available outside all terminals. Fares into Manchester are determined by the meter, while other destinations may be charged at a flat rate.
Facilities: There are restaurants, shops and bars in all three terminals. Other facilities include ATMs, bureaux de change, and left luggage. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should inform their airline or travel agent in advance.
Parking: Short-term and long-term parking at Manchester International Airport is available. It is a good idea to book parking in advance via the airport's website in the peak summer season, as the car park can be full.
Website: www.manchesterairport.co.uk
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Newcastle International Airport (NCL)

Location: The airport is situated six miles (10km) from Newcastle city centre.
Time: GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).
Contacts: Tel: +44 871 882 1121.
Getting to the city: The Metro system connects the airport to Newcastle Central Station, and other parts of the city, leaving every few minutes. Buses also leave regularly for the Eldon Square Bus Concourse.
Car rental: Car hire companies represented at the airport include Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Interrent.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available outside the terminal.
Facilities: Newcastle Airport has shops, bars and restaurants. Other facilities include a bank, bureaux de change, ATMs, left luggage, baby care rooms, and a children's play area. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs are advised to inform their airline or travel agent in advance.
Parking: The short-stay and express parking lots are located directly opposite the terminal. The medium-stay lot, just beyond, offers 15 minutes free parking for picking up or dropping off passengers. The long-term lots are located furthest from the terminal and offer the cheapest daily and weekly rates. Discounted rates are available for bookings made via the airport website.
Website: www.newcastleairport.com
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Nottingham East Midlands Airport (EMA)

Location: The airport is situated 11 miles (18km) from Derby. It is in easy reach of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby by road and public transport.
Time: GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
Contacts: Tel: +44 871 919 9000.
Getting to the city: Visitors heading for Nottingham can use the direct Nottingham Skylink bus service, which runs half-hourly around the clock between the airport and Nottingham Railway Station. Taxis are freely available, the fare to Nottingham being around £25. Journey time to central Nottingham is about half an hour.
Car rental: Car hire desks in the arrivals hall are available for Enterprise, Europcar, National and Hertz car rental.
Facilities: The airport has a range of shops, including a newsagent, chemist, souvenir shop and duty free outlets. There are several restaurants and fast-food eateries in the terminal building. There are public telephones, Internet kiosks and Wi-Fi hotspots available. The airport also has an executive lounge.
Parking: Short-term and long-term parking is available. Shuttle buses operate between the car parks and the terminal.
Departure Tax: None.
Website: www.eastmidlandsairport.com
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Norwich International Airport (NWI)

Location: The airport is situated just over three miles (5km) north of the city of Norwich.
Time: GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
Contacts: Tel: +44 844 748 0112.
Getting to the city: Abellio Greater Anglia and East Midlands Trains run rail services to Norwich city, and the Norwich rail station is located in the city centre, which can be accessed by either taxi or bus. Local buses offer a service from Cromer Road, which is within walking distance of the airport, to the city centre. Taxis are also available.
Car rental: Car rental companies operating at the airport include Avis, Hertz and Europcar.
Airport Taxis: Norwich Airport Taxis are the official taxi service operating at the airport and the taxi rank is outside the front of the main terminal building.
Facilities: Facilities at the airport include foreign exchange, an executive lounge, an airport hotel, first aid facilities, information counter, duty-free shopping, a cafe, and a bar and cafeteria. Note that the airport is a smoke-free zone.
Parking: Short-term parking costs £4.86 per day. Long-term parking costs £4 per day.
Website: www.norwichairport.co.uk
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Southampton International Airport (SOU)

Location: The airport is located in Hampshire, a few miles outside of Southampton,
Time: GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
Contacts: +44 23 8062 0021
Getting to the city: The airport is conveniently connected to Southampton Central and other parts of England via several train services. The journey to Southampton Central takes approximately 8 minutes, while London is 67 minutes away. There are also buses to downtown Southampton, with the U1C running every 15-20 minutes; the journey takes roughly 35-40 minutes.
Car rental: The Car Rental Reception Centre is located near the short-term car park, opposite the terminal building. Car rental companies include Hertz, Avis, Budget, Europcar, National, Alamo, and Enterprise.
Airport Taxis: Checker Cabs are available 24 hours a day from the taxi desk in the main concourse, near the exit. Prices are fixed in advance, and bookings can be made online or by calling +44 (0) 2380 651 110.
Facilities: Airport facilities include a duty-free shop, ATMs, currency exchange, internet access, cafes, and several restaurants both before and after security.
Parking: Short-term and long-term parking is available.
Website: www.southamptonairport.com
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Humberside Airport (HUY)

Location: Humberside Airport is located at Kirmington, 12 miles (19km) west of Grimsby and around 15 miles (24km) from both Kingston upon Hull and Scunthorpe.
Time: GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
Getting to the city: The Stagecoach 'Humber Flyer' operates approximately once per hour, Monday to Saturday, between Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Humberside Airport, Barton and Hull. Fares are £3.20 to Grimsby (£5.80 return) and £4.50 to Hull (£6.90 return). Barnetby Train Station is located three miles (4.8km) from the airport, and is served by TransPennine Express and East Midlands Trains.
Car rental: Avis and Europcar have desks in the Arrivals area of the terminal.
Airport Taxis: Cable Taxis has a desk located in the terminal building.
Facilities: The airport features ATMs and currency exchange facilities, a travel agency, several restaurants and bars, shops, an executive lounge, and information desk.
Parking: Short-term parking is located in Car Park 1. The first 15 minutes are free, thereafter the rates are £4.50 for an hour and £8.50 for two hours, up to £30 per day. Long-term rates are charged at £35.75 for one day, £36.85 for two days, £41.25 for three days, £66.55 for one week, £106.15 for 15 days, and £4.50 per day thereafter.
Website: www.humbersideairport.com
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Durham Tees Valley Airport (MME)

Location: Durham Tees Valley Airport is located just east of Darlington, North East England.
Time: GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).
Getting to the city: Arriva Bus 12 operates from the airport to Darlington, from there passengers can catch trains to Durham, Newcastle, and York.
Car rental: Avis, Europcar, Budget, Enterprise and Hertz operate car hire facilities at the airport.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are located directly outside the terminal building.
Facilities: Airport facilities include ATMs, baby-changing stations, first aid facilities, as well as shopping and dining facilities.
Parking: Short-stay parking is free for three hours, £5 for up to eight hours, £12 for up to 10 hours, £20 for twelve hours, and £23 for 24 hours. Long-term parking is available, however it is advisable to pre-book via the airport website.
Website: www.durhamteesvalleyairport.com
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Newquay Cornwall Airport (NQY)

Location: The airport is situated four and a half miles (7.5km) northeast of Newquay, on Cornwall's north coast.
Time: GMT (GMT +1, Apr - Oct)
Contacts: General airport enquiries: +44 01637 860 600
Getting to the city: First Kernow bus A5 travels between central Newquay and the airport roughly every hour, and authorised airport taxis and rental cars are also available. There is a train station near the airport.
Car rental: Europcar and Hertz are represented at the airport.
Airport Taxis: Coastal Travel Cornwall is the official taxi provider at the airport. The company has a desk in Arrivals. It is not generally necessary to book a taxi in advance, but you will receive a discount for doing so. It costs between £15 and £20 for a pre-booked taxi to Newquay.
Facilities: Newquay is a small but comfortable airport, with only basic facilities. Two coffee bars, an executive lounge, free wifi and facilities for the disabled are available at the airport.
Parking: Parking is available at the airport. Parking in both car parks is free for the first hour, substantial discounts are available for those who book online in advance.
Departure Tax: A £5 Airport Development Fee is required from all departing passengers over the age of 16.
Website: www.newquaycornwallairport.com
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Exeter International Airport (EXT)

Location: The airport is situated four miles (6km) east of the city of Exeter.
Time: GMT (GMT +1, Apr - Oct)
Contacts: Airport Customer Service: +44 01392 367 433
Getting to the city: Bus Service 56 (56A and 56B), operated by Stagecoach, offers regular connections between the airport and Exeter, although service is reduced on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Authorised airport taxis and rental cars are also available.
Car rental: Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz.
Airport Taxis: Apple Central Taxis is the official airport taxi company. Taxis can be found at the taxi stand outside Arrivals.
Facilities: Airport facilities include shops (including duty-free), cafes, a restaurant, a bar, ATMs, currency exchange, conference rooms and an Executive Lounge.
Parking: Plentiful short-term and long-term parking is available and can be booked online or by telephone, although it is generally not necessary to reserve parking in advance. Short-term parking is £1 for 30 minutes, long-term parking ranges from about £5 to £10 a day.
Website: www.exeter-airport.co.uk
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