Record-breaking year for air traffic movements at TAG Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has announced a record year for air traffic movements with reports of the highest ever number of total annual movements in 2018, surpassing the previous record from 2007 by 8.2 per cent.

For the full year of 2018, TAG Farnborough Airport saw a year-on-year increase in air traffic movements of 13.8 per cent, with initial forecasts indicating this positive trend is set to continue in 2019.

Brandon O’Reilly, CEO TAG Farnborough Airport, said: “Improved performance last year is a tribute to the dedication of all our employees and represents a clear vote of confidence from the business aviation sector.  It underlines the success of TAG Farnborough Airport’s philosophy – to consistently offer a five-star service of the highest standard with no compromises – and our position as Europe’s leading business airport.

“2018 was an important year 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 currently handles more than 30,000 flights every year, 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 customers, and with 240,000 square feet of heated hangar facilities and 1.2 square feet of ramp space can accommodate both based and transient aircraft.

TAG Farnborough Airport serves customers from around the world and in 2018 noted substantial growth in air traffic movements to and from the United States, with an increase of 22.5 per cent year-on-year, as well as Europe, which is up by 15.5 per cent.