Cambridge annnounces new pricing structure for business jets
Cambridge Airport has announced a
new pricing structure for business jets, the airport announced an up to 90% price
The airport has updated their pricing structure, all aircraft handled
through the ExecuJet FBO will benefit from the new fee structure. Effective
from 21st July, landing fees are being reduced significantly as
the expanding airport sets out to entice new users.
“We are hugely proud of the terrific facilities we have
established at Cambridge.
24/7 capability, a 1,965m runway with full ATC and airport
services (fire and ATC to CAT 7 level), enabling us to regularly
accept B757/Airbus A319/A320 sized aircraft. This is supported
by outstanding FBO facilities run by ExecuJet Europe, a long established
and award-winning brand, good infrastructure and carefully selected
complementary ground partners,” said Jon Harper, business development manager
for business aviation at the airport.
“The former pricing policy did not support our long-term strategy, which
is to attract a wider base of business aviation clients, continue development
of a vibrant aviation hub for the east of England
region and be more competitive against the London centric airports,” Harper added.
Cambridge Airport is one of five regional airports in the UK capable of
accepting business and passenger services with a 24/7 slot allocation during
the Olympics, which begins in less than two weeks’ time.
Harper went on to say “Cambridge
Airport has the
capability to handle the largest of privately operated jets, even up to B747
size if configured with fewer seats in VIP
layout. We are keen to encourage larger, wide
cabin aircraft to come here and this bold new strategy will help
make us more competitive with the likes of Luton,
Stansted and Gatwick.”
“We want business jet owners and operators to consider Cambridge when determining their travel itineraries. Putting our
prices in line with these bigger and frequently congested airports was an
important part of our strategy for growth. It is our
response to what our customers have been telling us,” adds Harper “Together
with our FBO partner ExecuJet we are confident that once customers
experience what Cambridge
has to offer they will be keen to return.”
In addition, Cambridge
Airport is actively
marketing its aircraft parking and hangarage opportunities. ExecuJet is already supporting a foreign registered
MD-87 in VIP layout at its Cambridge
base and is in active discussion for more managed aircraft to add to the family
within the next few months.