Busiest weekend at London Oxford Airport


Airport handled over 100 movements over last weekend

Oxford Airport busy rampLondon Oxford Airport handled over 100 commercial movements last weekend, its busiest ever
two days on record for both business aviation and scheduled traffic. 
Events such as the Henley Regatta and a number of local celebrity functions,
including Kate Moss’ wedding, all contributed to record weekend.  
Gulfstreams, Globals and chartered airliners filled the ramp in what was a
useful trial run before next year’s Olympics.  London Oxford would
normally expect to handle around 20 business aviation movements per day.

July is likely
to be the year’s peak month for Oxford with the
Silverstone Grand Prix traffic and then the CLA Game Fair later in the month,
which will bring in an anticipated 140,000 visitors just a mile up the road at Blenheim Palace.

Regular charter
flights to Jersey commenced at the end of May
are consistently recording very high load factors.

“This buoyant
business is highly satisfying and demonstrates the attraction of our airport to
both business/VIP and commercial travellers.  Last weekend complemented a
peak month of business aviation activity in June which saw arrivals from all
over the globe, with the majority of traffic to outbound Mediterranean
destinations.  With the steady growth in business aviation, we expect this
trend to continue for some time,” said James Dillon-Godfray, business
development director at London
Oxford Airport.