Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE)

Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre, China, Stand #H512

April 5, 2017

TAG Farnborough Airport is the UK's only dedicated business aviation airport and a key gateway to London. The airport offers bespoke services and state-of-the-art facilities, and continues to set new standards in the business aviation market.

Increasing traffic from Asia

TAG Farnborough Airport serves customers from around the world and is increasingly receiving airliner-derived aircraft (50-80 tons maximum take-off weight) such as Boeing Business Jets and Airbus Corporate Jets, with some carrying large groups of passengers. In 2016, the airport saw a 5.5% rise in air traffic movements in this aircraft category. The airport also noted a 22% increase in aircraft operating directly from and to Asian countries such as China and India.

"We are well placed to take advantage of growing demand from Asia and have invested in our facilities to cater for larger aircraft," commented Brandon O'Reilly, TAG Farnborough Airport's CEO. "The entire team is delighted to have been voted No.1 International FBO in the 2017 AIN FBO survey for the 11th consecutive year."

Meeting the needs of the business aviation market

In response to an emerging demand for higher-volume flights, TAG Farnborough Airport has invested an additional £1 million in its award-winning facilities to create more space for passengers and crew. A new passenger lounge accommodates up to 80 passengers, whilst also offering privacy and comfort to individuals or small groups. The sophisticated interior is adorned by a fuselage clock, coffee table and exhaust lamp custom made from vintage aircraft parts. Other distinctive features include a "TopBrewer" coffee machine which can be operated via an iPad provided, and a gallery seating area overlooking the runway.

Waiting crew members can relax in the upgraded quiet lounges or 'snooze' rooms equipped with flat beds and a zero-gravity ergonomic chair, or use the exclusive gymnasium and shower facilities.

"We focus on delivering bespoke services for the business aviation market and are constantly striving to further improve the airport experience for passengers and crew", added Sophie Lesnoff, TAG Farnborough Airport's Head of Customer Services and Terminal Operations, who designed the new facilities based on customer feedback.

TAG Farnborough Airport offers a wide range of amenities including a fast-track entrance to the airport for the exclusive use of passengers and crew, direct ramp access to waiting jets ensuring a most discrete and convenient flight experience, concierge service, conference and event facilities, and the Aviator luxury hotel conveniently located on site.

Award-winning FBO

This month, TAG Farnborough Airport placed first in the Aviation International News (AIN) FBO Survey 2017 ('Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific' category) for the eleventh year in a row. Since 1981, AIN readers, who use FBOs and/or are directly involved in flight planning, including a cross-section of pilots, air crews and dispatchers from international operators, have been selecting their favourites in this annual survey from a list of more than 4,500 FBOs worldwide today.

TAG Farnborough Airport has won multiple industry awards over the years and has been recognised for its environmental initiatives as well as the elegant and futuristic architecture. Its main terminal, control tower and wavy hangars being TAG Farnborough Airport's most distinctive visual signatures.