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23% growth in departures signals a successful 2017 for London Biggin Hill Airport

London – 18th December 2017: The WingX Advance Q4 report revealed London Biggin Hill Airport as one of the fastest-growing business aviation airports in Europe, with a 23% year-on-year increase in departures for November, resulting in a remarkable 16% hike for 2017.

The report indicates that the average year-to-date growth for business aviation in Europe was 4.2%, making the airport’s 16% climb a notable achievement. To cap a most successful year, London Biggin Hill opened its new 60, 000 sq ft hangar this month, part of a major infrastructure development also including high-end offices and additional ramp space.

Robert Walters, business development director at London Biggin Hill Airport, says: “As the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital, London Biggin Hill is the clear choice for business travellers into London. Our six-minute helicopter transfer to and from the city centre has been in high demand this year, offering customers the fastest and most direct route to London.

“As well as breaking ground with new facilities, the rapid growth we’ve seen is also thanks to the various businesses that make our airport a major centre for engineering and aerospace innovation. We look forward to another landmark year for London Biggin Hill in 2018.”

In addition to a surge in corporate aviation movements, this time of year is also popular for pleasure travel, with flights out of London Biggin Hill heading to seasonal destinations across Europe.

Andy Patsalides, marketing manager, London Biggin Hill Airport, adds: “At this time of year, London Biggin Hill serves as a popular point of departure for both business and holiday makers. The alpine towns of Switzerland, France and Austria are seeing a real boom, but the historical town of Chambéry in France is proving especially popular with everyone from skiing enthusiasts to art buffs and Christmas market shoppers.”

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About London Biggin Hill Airport

London Biggin Hill Airport is located 12 miles from central London and offers award-winning VIP handling, a choice of FBOs, extensive hangarage, support and maintenance services for all ranges of business jets.

A designated UK Port of Entry, Biggin Hill is free of runway slot constraints. An exclusive six-minute helicopter transfer service to and from the heart of London makes it the fastest transfer of any London airport.

Biggin Hill is the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital and is already home to over 65 commercial and aviation activities.

There are very few places in the world other than Biggin Hill where aircraft operators and support companies can conduct all aspects of their business operations, management and maintenance at the heart of a global city and with the confidence in their ability to expand and develop over time.