Q3 2017 is record growth for GlobeAir


A Citation Mustang operated by GlobeAir.

GlobeAir, with a fleet of 16 Citation Mustang jets, logged 2,509 flights between July and September this year – more than any other Q3 period in its ten-year history and 4% higher than the same period in 2016.

The UK accounted for 299 of GlobeAir’s departures in Q3 this year, a rise of 33% on last year.

Departure countriesNumber of GlobeAir departures in Q3 2017Number of GlobeAir departures in Q3 2016
United Kingdom299224


The company attributes its robust growth to three factors: its focus on providing the highest possible standards of customer service, a significant increase in business aviation traffic, and a growing trend of using smaller aircraft to save money.

Analysis of industry data by GlobeAir reveals that in October there were 72,504 business aviation departures in Europe, which is around 8% higher than the same month a year ago.

Its analysis also reveals that the number of departures of very light business jets in Europe in September was 3.3% higher than 12 months ago, and year-to-date departures of these types of private aircraft in Europe is up 11.3%. The corresponding figures for a midsize jet are -4.2% and -6.7%, and for a heavy jets they are 2.8% and 2.6% respectively.

“Demand for private aviation is clearly on the rise and the very light jet category is one of the main beneficiaries of this.”

Mauro De Rosa, chief marketing and sales officer of GlobeAir, said: “Demand for private aviation is clearly on the rise and the very light jet category is one of the main beneficiaries of this.

“However, our growth figures far exceed those of the market, and we believe this is primarily down to our focus on offering the best possible client experience. We provide a 24/7 personal service, we provide quotes within 10 minutes of receiving a request, and with our online booking service flights can be booked within seconds. We also have much greater flexibility than many of our competitors because we have the biggest Mustang fleet in the world.”

GlobeAir’s fleet of Citation Mustang jets is able to connect to more than 1,500 airports around Europe and North Africa, including those with a short runway not accessible to commercial airlines.