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Private jet travel up for first time since 2008

14 Dec 2015 by GrahamSmith

Private jet travel in Europe is on the rise for the first time in seven years, with private jet charter also increasing, according to a report.

The study by private jet charter service Victor also found that the majority of demand for the service comes from western Europe's three strongest economies — France (19.2 per cent), Germany (15.4 per cent) and the UK (12.8 per cent).

Private jet travel is up 0.8 per cent, while private jet charter is up at 18 of Europe's top 20 airports.

The UK has seen a 5 per cent increase in domestic private jet travel, up to 48,000 flights per year, while the study placed London among the top three departure cities, alongside Istanbul and Geneva.

The findings are based on 2014 and 2015 data drawn from national private jet travel associations Eurocontrol and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), covering 50 European, Middle Eastern and North African national territories.

Subscribers can read a feature on private jets targetting the corportate market, from the current issue of Business Traveller, here.

 

Ben Allen

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