Magnus Aviation reports 32% increase in private jet empty legs for clients
UK-based private jet charter business Magnus Aviation has reported a 32% increase in the availability of empty legs on private jets in the first three months of this year compared to the same period in 2015. It has also secured 17% more empty leg placements for clients.
The company estimates that there were around 40,900 private jet empty legs in Europe during the first quarter of this year with some 5,600 UK based, which was around 25% of all private aviation flights.
Passengers booking a flight on an an empty leg corporate jet flight can save up to 75% on the normal flight price on commercial flights.
“Part of the increase in the availability of empty legs on private jets is down to the fact that there have been more business aircraft flying from the UK to some of the most popular destinations.”
James Armstrong, head of commercial development at Magnus Aviation, said: “Part of the increase in the availability of empty legs on private jets is down to the fact that there have been more business aircraft flying from the UK to some of the most popular destinations. For example, in March, the number of private jets flying from the UK to France was up nearly 7% on the same month last year, and in February it was up over 10%.”
In the first three months of this year, the UK has had five of the 20 busiest business airports in Europe (Luton – 3rd); Farnborough (5th); Biggin Hill (13th); Oxford (16th) and Northholt (18th).
The top overseas destinations for private jet empty legs for UK customers were Geneva, Paris and Chambery and the top two UK based airports were Luton and Farnborough.
Highest availability of overseas empty leg business aviation (Source: Magnus Aviation)