Business Aviation includes Air Taxi operations, in which whole aircraft are chartered by clients and Corporate operations in which a company owns and operates its own aircraft using professional pilots. Business Aviation provides industry and commerce with speed and flexibility of operation which the rigid schedules and time-wasting routines of airline travel deny to those who need to travel quickly, cost-effectively and by the most direct routings. It enables busy executives to complete trips in a day which otherwise would involve the frustrations and expense of overnight stops.
It is no coincidence that many of the world’s most profitable companies operate their own aircraft and there are well in excess of 200 corporately owned aircraft in the UK.
There are more than one hundred air taxi operators in the United Kingdom, not only providing regular charter and ad hoc services for business travellers, but a vital part of the overnight mail, business data transportation services and freight services.