5 flights this week: Filling the seats

Date:
March 22nd, 2017

Most private jet flights are not filled to capacity. Each aircraft type has a maximum number of seats, but usually there are some to spare. In 2016 our flights had an average of 4.5 passengers onboard…

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Single-engine turboprops now authorised for charter in Europe

Date:
March 8th, 2017

Last week, the European Commission finally published an amendment, allowing commercial air transport by single-engine turboprop aircraft SETPs under instrument flight rules, in 32 European states. This is a much-anticipated change and, while there are still a…

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Europe’s Top 20 private jet airports in 2016

Date:
March 8th, 2017

Private aviation users have a huge choice of potential airports. In fact they can pick from 3,000 airports in Europe, versus 300 used by airline routes. Private jets can use large international hub airports if the customer wants to –…

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Flying to Hong Kong by private jet

Date:
February 22nd, 2017

Hong Kong is a key travel destination for both business and leisure, and private jets do fly into Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). But there are some specific operational challenges for private aviation flights in and out…

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Houston prepares for Super Bowl private jet influx

Date:
January 25th, 2017

The Super Bowl Final is the busiest global event for private jet demand, with hundreds of additional private jet flights seen each year, to airports close to the venue. This year that’s the NRG Stadium in Houston,…

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5 airports where private jets can’t land (& how to get there anyway)

Date:
January 18th, 2017

One of the major benefits of private jet travel is being able to land at remote and isolated airports – where scheduled airline flights can’t reach. Private jets of all sizes are more agile than airliners,…

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How to save 10 hours on the slopes this ski season

Date:
January 10th, 2017

Minimising travel time and hassle is always a priority, but for ski travellers taking shorter breaks, every minute on the slope counts. If you’re taking a three or four-day break to ski over a long…

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Will Stansted dent Luton’s popularity in 2017?

Date:
January 9th, 2017

London Luton‘s position as the UK’s most popular private jet airport may be under threat in 2017. While FBO giant Signature has recently reopened there, making a considerable investment in a better-looking facility for private jet…

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We visit the world’s first drive-through FBO

Date:
January 5th, 2017

Last year I took a trip to Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos Islands, which is one of the most popular private jet hotspots in the Caribbean. There I met Debby Aharon, CEO of the Provo Air…

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Can a private jet land at a big airport?

Date:
January 2nd, 2017

Private jets have a much wider choice of airports to use than airline flights – ten times more airports worldwide in fact. But while some of the well known big airports are often the best…

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