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TAG Farnborough Airport tops international FBO poll

Posted 11 April 2019 · Add Comment

TAG Farnborough Airport has again earned top honours in the annual Aviation International News (AIN) International FBO Survey for 2019, having been voted No.1 in the ‘Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific’ category for the thirteenth consecutive year.

Courtesy TAG Farnborough

Since 1981, AIN readers, who use FBOs or are directly involved in flight planning, including a cross-section of pilots, air crews and dispatchers from international operators, have been voting in this annual survey from a list of more than 4,500 FBOs worldwide today.

“This award is testament to the excellent work and high level of professionalism of all our staff which is evident wherever customers encounter the TAG brand,” commented Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport. “Following the significant investment to upgrade our terminal facilities, our focus continues to be on delivering the highest standard of service for customers and crew.”

As Europe’s leading business airport, TAG Farnborough Airport has invested more than £200 million on infrastructure development over the past 15 years to provide state-of-the-art facilities and bespoke services for passengers and crew. The complete portfolio of services on offer includes a fast-track entrance for the exclusive use of passengers and crew, enabling even quicker access to and from the airport, direct ramp access to waiting jets ensuring a discrete and convenient flight experience, on-site customs and immigration clearance, concierge service, conference and event facilities, and the Aviator luxury hotel conveniently located on site. Crew amenities include a quiet lounge and ‘snooze’ room equipped with flat beds as well as an exclusive crew gym.

TAG Farnborough Airport is a growing business aviation airport serving customers from around the world, including Asia which continues to be an important market. In 2018,
TAG Farnborough Airport reported the highest ever number of total annual movements, surpassing the previous record from 2007 by 8.2%. For the full year 2018, TAG Farnborough Airport saw a year-on-year increase in air traffic movements of 13.8% with initial forecasts indicating a positive trend is set to continue throughout 2019. 

“TAG Farnborough airport’s improved performance underlines our position as Europe’s leading business airport,” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport.

“2018 was an important year of milestones for TAG Farnborough Airport.  We were delighted to be selected by Gulfstream as the location for a state of the art, purpose-built maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility and to be awarded carbon neutral status, the first business aviation airport in the world to achieve this.”

TAG Farnborough Airport currently handles approximately 30,000 flights per annum, with approval to increase this number to 50,000 and is equipped to cater for a wide range of aircraft types including Boeing Business Jets and Airbus Corporate Jets.  As the only dedicated business aviation airport in the UK, it is specifically designed to offer a one-stop shop for business aviation operators and with 240,000 sq ft of heated hangar facilities and 1.2m sq ft of ramp space can accommodate both based and transient aircraft. 

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