Lydd Airport based ABA continues to invest in fleet as demand …
Lydd Airport based Atlantic Bridge Aviation Group continues to invest in its fleet as demand grows for air travel services
Aircraft movements linked to freight has gone up by 45% in the past year as customers seek faster alternatives to rail and ferry services to transport urgent freight across the UK and Europe
Demand for its range of air services is showing strong growth at the beginning of 2016, enabling the Atlantic Bridge Aviation Group to continue investing in its fleet and to expand its business. The Kent-based company, which has provided commercial and business aviation services globally for more than 25 years, has just refurbished its King Air B200, with the 270mph turbo-prop now looking resplendent in a new livery which has been specially designed by manufacturer Beechcraft to mark the 50th anniversary of the model type.
ABA s King Air B200 in smart new livery during a trip to Le Touquet in France
ABA owns a successful airline (LyddAir Ltd and its division World Executive Airways), operating piston, turbo-prop and jet aircraft on domestic and international routes. Services include corporate hospitality packages, champagne pleasure flights, holidays, business charters and more. It reports an increase in business across a range of sectors, including its fast-growing cargo division. Aircraft movements linked to freight has gone up by 45% in the past year as customers seek faster alternatives to rail and ferry services to transport urgent freight across the UK and Europe.
The biggest growth in demand has come from the automotive industry, with requests to deliver urgently-needed car parts and tooling to production lines, with customers including BMW Mini, Honda and Porsche. With its base at Lydd, the closest airport in the UK to the continent of Europe, the company is uniquely placed to offer fast reaction light cargo services by air.
Managing Director Jonathan Gordon says the airline brokerage side of his business is also showing encouraging growth as we enter 2016. We ve been helping pilots to buy and sell privately-owned aircraft for three decades and now we ve stepped up the promotion of our brokerage services to aero clubs and direct to owners across the UK and Europe. Early results are promising.
We also offer fractional ownership which represents the most cost effective solution to corporate travel needs, he adds.
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