SaxonAir Charter sees record increase in air charter


Chris Mace

Norwich based SaxonAir Charter has seen a record increase in demand for air charter in the first six months of 2013.
Chris Mace with SaxonAir Charter's Hawker 900XP

Chris Mace with SaxonAir Charter’s Hawker 900XP

According to SaxonAir Charter, charter hours for the first half of the year increased by over 65% against the same first six months trading of 2012, with helicopter charter hours at its Norwich base up by 41% in the same period.

Christopher Mace, group commercial director at Klyne Aviation, parent company of SaxonAir Charter believes this is positive news and is a sign of increased business activity from the UK as companies see the value in optimising travel time for key staff.

Mace said: “Air charter is not necessarily about living a luxury lifestyle, being served champagne and caviar on-board.”

“The majority of our clients are in fact businesses who appreciate that air charter enables them to make the very best use of their time with pre-cleared check-ins, the ability to undertake work on board in private and secure surroundings as well as landing at private airports closer to their destination not served by the airlines,” added Mace.

Travelling with scheduled airlines can take you out of the office for several days. Using an air charter service you can be in the air within minutes of arriving at your local airport, arriving quickly at your destination, concluding business on the same day, being able to return the same day and back at your desk the next morning ensuring your business keeps flowing.

“There is no substitute for meeting face to face” added Mace, “a major contract could be in the balance, presentations to be given or multiple sites to visit.  These are many of the reasons when our business clients use the service as part of their overall transport solutions.  The increased use of our aircraft in the first half of this year is down to a better understanding of air charter, our staff’s commitment to customer service and the varied modern aircraft fleet that we can offer.”

SaxonAir operates from their headquarters in Norwich alongside operating bases in London, Cannes and Thessaloniki in Greece.