London Olympics Did Not Boost Private Aviation Traffic

While the London Olympics did not boost levels of private aviation traffic to the extent anticipated, data aggregated from Eurocontrol and Avinode shows that, compared with the same period last year, the region experienced a 19.2-percent increase in arrivals during the games period (July 26 to August 12). Flight activity increased most significantly in the…

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Private Jets From Around the World Fly to Olympic Games

The comings and goings of Olympic business at Biggin Hill has kept the airport team fully stretched during the first weekend of the 2012 Games. A peak period leading up to last Friday brought 80 aircraft whose passengers were attending the opening ceremony at the Olympic Park. Arriving from destinations in North America, Australia, the…

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Olympics aviation traffic traffic is high

It’s finally here! After seven years of intensive planning,   the opening ceremony of the 30th Olympiad got underway in London at nine o’clock Friday the 27th. At 06:30 am Wednesday, the total General and Business aviation traffic booked for the Olympic period 21st July – 15th   August 2012 at the 40 coordinated airports was approximately 6,300 movements, a…

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London Area Airports Not Realizing Expected Olympics Traffic

London-area airports are not realizing the expected large-scale traffic increase attributable to this year’s Olympic games, according to data from both Eurocontrol and Avinode. Benchmark data from the opening weekend of the games (July 27 to 29) showed that there hasn’t been a large increase in overall demand in the area, Avinode said. Inbound flights…

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Business Jet slot availability at RAF Northolt in lead up to Olympics Opening Ceremony

It is business as usual for RAF Northolt in the run up to the start of the 2012 London Olympic Games and operators and owners of business jets are encouraged to book their slots soon for arrivals while there is still availability. From the 21st July until 15th August all slot coordination for arriving and…

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UK Plans Dedicated Airspace for Bizav at 2012 Olympics

The UK’s National Air Traffic Services proposed a new airspace structure specifically to accommodate business aviation during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The proposal is being considered by the Civil Aviation Authority and other agencies overseeing aviation arrangements for the Olympics and further details are expected to be confirmed in November. Under the plan,…

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