26 JUNE 2017


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Article from BTNews 26 JUNE 2017

Oxford and light aircraft

Oxford Airport is enticing recreational flyers of light general aviation aircraft to visit the airfield with a series of new incentives valid until October.

Category A single-engine piston aircraft weighing under 2.73 tonnes (the largest type in the category being equivalent to a Piper Malibu or Meridian) can land for just £10 (including VAT) or free if they uplift 45 litres or more of Avgas.

General Aviation (GA) visitors to the airport before November will also receive a special grass parking rate of £10 a day (including VAT) and, if booked in advance, ILS approaches will cost just £5 (VAT included) – but no discount for touch and goes.

Director of business development James Dillon-Godfray said: “With these reduced costs and our cheap fuel prices, London Oxford offers excellent value for money in comparison to neighbouring airports.

“We pride ourselves on our accessible, user-friendly airspace which offers the most professional Air Traffic Control service of any private airport in the region, and we look forward to welcoming many new GA flyers to the airport this summer.”

Oxford Airport is wholly owned by the Reuben Brothers, who in February 2012 also purchased the London Heliport at Battersea. Oxford has been the fastest growing airport for private business aviation in the UK for the past five years.


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