Analysis of industry data by London-based Colibri Aircraft has shown that the UK has two of Europe’s 10 busiest airports for business aircraft departures in Europe.
Farnborough was ranked the second busiest with 1,346 departures and London Luton was fourth with 1,235.
London Biggin Hill, London Stansted and Oxford Airport also made it into the top 30 – 11th, 24th and 28th respectively.
The bulk of Colibri Aircraft’s sales activity takes place in London, and this is reflected in the fact that the city is the busiest in Europe for business aircraft departures.
In October 2019, 4,577 business aircraft departed from London, which was more than the next two busiest European cities added together – Paris (2,355 departures) and Geneva (1,329).
Oliver Stone, managing director, Colibri Aircraft said, “Despite talk of Brexit having a negative impact on the UK business aviation sector, this research shows how big it is, and what an integral role it plays within the wider European market.
“The UK business aviation sector employs thousands of people both directly and indirectly. From pilots to airport staff, engineers and caterers. It’s an important part of the British economy and one of the best in the world.”
Colibri Aircraft are based in London and specialise in the marketing, resale and purchase of pre-owned private aircraft.