Tuesday 12 March 2019 5:40 pm

Private jet hub Biggin Hill to slash airport charges and simplify fees from April

Private jet airport Biggin Hill Airport will slash its airport charges and simplify fees for customers from April.

Landing, handling and parking fees will be simplified under a new system that will go live from 1 April. 

Biggin Hill has also removed charges during shoulder hours – the extended operating hours that were introduced in May 2017 – and will reduce costs for short turnarounds.

Previously aircraft movements in the airport during shoulder hours incurred a charge of £150.00 for each movement. 

Robert Walters, business development director, London Biggin Hill Airport said: “As the only dedicated business aviation airport in London, it is vital that we continue to find new ways to support the uninterrupted flow of international business investment into the capital.

"Our extended operating hours have demonstrably benefited travellers from the US, Asia Pacific and Middle East; and the growth of our resident MROs to 11 service centres, the most of any bizav airport in Europe, means we can support almost every make and model of business jet."

In 2018, London's Farnborough and Biggin Hill airports saw double-digit growth despite uncertainty around Brexit and aviation.

Along with Luton, London's top three airports generated 73,000 private jet movements last year, compared with the 54,000 movements recorded in Paris Le Bourget, Europe's busiest airport for private jets.