Posted on: 05 February 2018 by Chloe Greenbank
Following a year of significant growth – 2017 was TAG Farnborough’s busiest year since 2007 – the Hampshire hub has reported a record increase in air traffic movements with growth of 17.9% in January 2018.
With 2017 showing a year-on-year increase in air traffic movements of 7.4% followed by last month’s 17.9% increase, the figures are a positive indication that Farnborough, which serves as a key gateway to London for business aviation, is set to continue on this trajectory in the coming months.
“This important performance is a tribute to the dedication of all our employees and represents a clear vote of confidence from the business aviation sector. It underlines the success of TAG Farnborough Airport’s philosophy – to consistently offer a five-star service of the highest standard with no compromises – and our position as Europe’s leading business airport,” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport.
Currently handling around 25,000 flights per annum with approval to increase this to 50,000 by 2019, Farnborough is the UK’s only dedicated business aviation airport and caters for a wide range of aircraft types including Boeing Business Jets and Airbus Corporate Jets.
Last year the airport reported substantial growth in air traffic movements from Asia, with an increase of 13% year-on-year, as well as Africa and Europe, both up by 10% year-on-year.