£15M growth plans at London Biggin Hill

Date:
March 29th, 2017

London Biggin Hill airport may have been seen as a poor relation to some of the other London private jet airports in the past. But after a couple of years of rising demand, and with…

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Private jet industry growth in Malta

Date:
March 15th, 2016

Earlier in the month I was in Malta, speaking at a business aviation industry conference. And while I was there, I took the opportunity to meet with clients and industry contacts on the island. It’s a beautiful…

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London City sees steep valuation climb to £2bn

Date:
February 29th, 2016

London City Airport‘s £2bn sale announced last week, marks another point on an upward valuation climb that mirrors the airport’s steep approach of 5.5 degrees, versus the usual 3. The airport has changed hands a few times…

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Investing in airports

Date:
October 6th, 2015

Interesting news from France recently, with the government announcing it intends to privatise Lyon and Nice airports. This is a big move, as for a long time most airports in France were state-owned. This was followed…

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Why I’m proud to be named one of Europe’s industry leaders 2015

Date:
May 19th, 2015

Here at EBACE (European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition), there is an annual announcement of the Top 10 Leaders of European Business Aviation. The list is decided by the global media Aviation Week, and I…

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Rivalry at city private jet airports

Date:
March 23rd, 2015

The private jet customer travelling to a major city will often have a choice between airports – sometimes a wide choice. How to choose which one is best for them comes down to a number…

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Fleet size matters, says industry Round Table

Date:
January 29th, 2015

Last week PrivateFly hosted an industry round table, looking at some of the commercial challenges for private jet operators in today’s market. Specifically on the agenda was the subject of fleet size and scale –…

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2015 set to be a bumper year for bizav mergers

Date:
January 6th, 2015

The private jet sector is on the edge of a M&A frenzy and the past few months have seen several mergers in our industry. A still-challenging trading environment and government regulations are forcing scale to…

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New private jet FBOs: It’s all about location

Date:
January 5th, 2015

Melbourne International Airport is to have its own private jet terminal, it has been announced, with work due to begin later this year. Businessman Paul Little, whose company bought the site at the city’s international…

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Exeter airport ready to welcome more corporate jets

Date:
October 14th, 2014

Devon’s Exeter Airport has recently undertaken a refurbishment of its Jet Centre, with a view to welcoming a growing number of corporate aviation users into the region. The airport serves the Devon area, a region…

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