Private charter flights up at London Oxford


Gulfstream G650 at London Oxford Airport

London Oxford Airport has reported a 7.5 per cent increase in private jet charter flights over the 12-month period between February 2014 and February 2015.

The numbers peaked between September 2014 and February 2015, where monthly movements grew by an average of 20 per cent, with September showing an overall growth of 28 per cent.

London Oxford reports more flights from US, Canada and CIS countries, as well as aircraft arriving from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary.

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Andi Pargeter, managing director of London Oxford Airport, said: “We are especially pleased to be seeing more activity from heavy business jets and ultra-long range jets, with regular arrivals and departures served by Global Express, Gulfstream and Challenger aircraft.

“In addition to the visiting aircraft, London Oxford Airport is currently home to over 35 business aircraft of which seven are in the mid to heavy jet category.”