UK has two of the Top 10 busiest airports in Europe for business aviation

Terry Spruce
By Terry Spruce November 28, 2019 15:48

UK has two of the Top 10 busiest airports in Europe for business aviation

Analysis of industry data by Colibri Aircraft, which specialises in the marketing, resale and purchase of pre-owned private aircraft, reveals the UK has two of Europe’s 10 busiest airports for business aircraft departures in Europe.

In October 2019, 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 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).

Top 10 busiest airports in Europe for business aircraft departures in September 2019 Departures September 2019 YTD growth Last 12 months growth
Paris Le Bourget 2,292 -7.8% -8.1%
Farnborough 1,346 +5.1% +5.8%
Geneva International 1,329 -8.1% -9.2%
London Luton 1,235 -4.6% -4.9%
Nice Cote d-Azur 1,214 -5.2% -5.3%
Zurich 1,039 -4.6% -5.0%
Vnukovo International 787 -4.9% -4.8%
Malpensa International 770 +94.1% +81.4%
Ciampino G.B. Pastine 712 -5.8% -6.5%
Vienna International 699 -4.5% -5.0%

Colibri Aircraft analysis of WingX and Amstat data, October 2019

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.”

 

Terry Spruce
By Terry Spruce November 28, 2019 15:48

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