Edition: Global  
One News Page
“Probably the fastest-access news portal in the world”
> >

London City Airport partners with private jet firm GlobeAir

City A.M. Thursday, 18 May 2017
London City Airport partners with private jet firm GlobeAirLondon City Airport is teaming up with private jet firm GlobeAir as its plans to bring in more business aircraft take off.

Air taxi operator GlobeAir, with its fleet of Citation Mustang jets, can connect the capital to more than 1,500 airports around Europe and North Africa, including those with a short runway, which are inaccessible to commercial airlines.

*Read more*: London City Airport boss to spread his wings after five years in the job

New research from GlobeAir has found there were over 3,700 business flights in and out of the capital's major airports in March 2017, marking an 11 per cent rise on the same period the year before. For the first quarter of the year, there were just over 10,000 flights; a 9.3 per cent rise on the same time last year.

Last year, there were over 3,800 business aircraft departures from London City Airport.

Nick Rose, director of business aviation at London City Airport said:

We have ambitious growth plans and a key part of this is to attract more business aircraft. We offer business travellers unparalleled access to London and unbeatable convenience and speed.

GlobeAir is one of the biggest business aviation operators in Europe and we are delighted that they will now be offering clients the opportunity to land and depart from our airport.

Bernhard Fragner, chief executive of GlobeAir, said the capital was his firm's second biggest market and "growing rapidly".

"In 2016 we operated 492 departures from London-based airports and the corresponding figure for 2015 is 368, which shows an increase of 34 per cent," he said. "By offering our clients the opportunity to use London City Airport, we expect to see further significant growth in our London-based business."

It comes during a period of change at London City. It was announced that chief executive Declan Collier was stepping down last month, though he will stay on until a successor is found.

The airport is also preparing for construction on its £350m development programme, due to be completed by the end of 2021 and will enable the airport to bring in 6.5m passengers per year by 2025. Last year it brought in 4.5m.

*Read more*: Here are the 10 most jaw-dropping airport landings in the world
Share on
Share on
Post on 
Share by
Source: CBS 2 New York - < > Embed

News video: Lonnie Talks Winds, Private Jet Crash

Lonnie Talks Winds, Private Jet Crash 02:49

CBS2's Lonnie Quinn talks about the winds today and what it is like landing at Teterboro Airport when it's windy.

You Might Like

Recent related news

Sedgwick Recognized in Chambers Latin America 2018 Guide

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2017) - Sedgwick's London office, Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP, and three London lawyers were recognized in...
Marketwired - Press Releases

Office Depot shares lower premarket after announcing deal to buy CompuCom Systems and lowering 2017 outlook

Office Depot Inc (NYSE:ODP) shares were lower in pre-market trade after it announced a deal to buy IT company CompuCom Systems Inc for US$1bn that will transform...
Proactive Investors - Business

Uber and Transport for London bosses to meet to discuss firm's London licence

The boss of taxi-hailing app company Uber is to meet with London’s transport commissioner today as it seeks to continue operating in the city. Uber chief...
Proactive Investors - Business

The CEO of the world's largest architecture firm reveals her favorite buildings of all time

The CEO of the world's largest architecture firm reveals her favorite buildings of all time
As the world's largest architecture firm, Gensler has been the guiding hand behind tens of thousands of masterplans and buildings — including New York City's...
Business Insider - Technology

Other recent news in Business

HARVEY WEINSTEIN sacked after sexual harassment claimsMeryl Streep Calls Harvey WEINSTEIN’s Behavior ‘Inexcusable’
US STOCKS- Dow, Nasdaq eke out records as earnings season loomsNobile Prize winner RICHARD THALER on 'nudge' theory and diet
Theresa May: The ball is in EU's court - and we will prove BREXIT doomsayers wrongRichard Thaler gets NOBEL PRIZE in Economics 2017 for work on behavioural economics
Air New Zealand starts Wi-Fi trial on some international FLIGHTSBARCLAYS: We’re still waiting on Tesla’s 'IPHONE moment' (TSLA)
DEBATE: Can the Iran deal survive if DONALD TRUMP pulls the US out?Dove apologises for racially insensitive ad on FACEBOOK


Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2017 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+