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Oxford: Airport celebrates big jump in business traffic

By Dan Teuton
27 April 2010

London Oxford Airport increased its visiting, non-resident jet movements, year on year by 31.6% and saw its overall business aviation movements increase 12% during the period April 2009 to March 2010.

Jet fuel sales at its business aviation facility oxfordjet during the period were up 47%. The airport is now handling an average 20 business aircraft movements a day.

“This will equate to approximately 6,000 business aviation movements a year, assuming continuation of the current rate - an achievement we are very pleased with,” commented managing director Steve Jones.

Starting the year 2010 on a high, despite the challenging weather conditions, the first quarter brought a 25% rise in business aviation traffic, compared with the first quarter of 2009.

Oxford Airport remained open every day during the two weeks of snow and ice in early January, unlike several peer airports in the UK.

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