Next time a friend tells you he or she is flying out of London’s Luton Airport, don’t assume they are going on a low-cost airline. While the airport gained notoriety as a base for airlines like easyJet, on-demand private jet charter broker Victor says it was its busiest U.K. airport for during the first quarter of 2017.

  • Luton (LTN)
  • Biggin Hill (BQH)
  • Farnborough (FAB)
  • RAF Northolt (NHT
  • Manchester (MAN)
  • Southampton (SOU)
  • Oxford (OXF)
  • Exeter (EXT)
  • Cambridge International (CBG)
  • Stansted (STN)
  • East Midlands (EMA)
  • Doncaster Sheffield (DSA)
  • Durham Tees Valley (MME)
  • Liverpool (LPL)
  • Edinburgh (EDI)

According to a press release, Luton benefits from one of the longest runways, allowing a wider range of private jets to fly from and to it.

“Our data reflects a strong start to the year for UK private jet charter. The economic climate remains unstable. As a result, Victor is seeing the shift away from jet ownership, which is costly and inflexible, towards transparent, on-demand, pay-as-you-go charter, which allows customers to fly when and how they want,” states Clive Jackson, CEO & Founder, Victor. “Luton Airport’s popularity with Victor’s high-profile leisure and business customers is testament to the high-quality service it offers 24 hours a day, seven days a week – it perfectly complements flexible on-demand jet charter. Other regional hubs are also growing quickly – we are seeing an increased number of HNWIs travel from more local, convenient departure points for both business and pleasure.”

About the Author Doug Gollan

Media Executive focused on marketing and sales to Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) consumers, luxury travel and private aviation, particularly jet cards