SaxonAir to build £1m business aviation centre at Norwich International Airport.
A fast-growing aviation firm is to build a £1 million hangar and business aviation centre at Norwich International Airport. In just 18 months, private jet specialist SaxonAir, founded in April 2007 by Grameme Kalbraier, has grown significantly. The company have developed from a two-aircraft fleet into a wide-ranging charter operation, requiring new facilities to cope with the increasing demand.
Popstars such as Meat Loaf and Blondie flying in for gigs, business professionals and wealthy families have all used SaxonAirs services recently.
The new business aviation centre will encompass first-class facilities for passengers and flight crew, catering to the rising demand for private jet travel in the region. Many people now prefer to travel in style with close family or friends in a secure and comfortable environment.
Chris Mace, SaxonAir operations director and pilot, has worked in aviation for more than 15 years and actually learnt to fly at 17, before he could drive. He says SaxonAirs success is due to good timing and high levels of service. SaxonAir can pre-clear passengers with customs, arrange for a chauffeur to take them direct to the aircraft door, and sort accommodation and transfers by car or helicopter.
The extra delays and inconvenience of regular airline flying nowadays means private charters are on the increase. More people have moved to Norfolk or have holiday homes here, and people value their time much more, for business and leisure, he says. We take security seriously and nothing can be safer than sitting on the aircraft with only family, friends or work colleagues around you.
Richard Jenner, Norwich International Airport managing director, adds:
All these extra flights are good for us, as they help generate extra income, creating more jobs and turnover for the airport and bringing in business to this region. We see the executive jet and business aviation market as one which is set to grow over coming years, particularly with the 2012 Olympics in mind. There is an opportunity to grow this type of service in Norwich because of the congestion at London facilities.
SaxonAir does not just serve Norfolk, it sources aircraft from bases across Europe, offering attractive and preferential rates to clients. It can take bookings months in advance but also has crew on standby to cater for those clients who wish to fly immediately.
SaxonAir pays specific attention to detail to ensure their customers return. It is possible to request certain types of wine or organic food, showing that this firm makes top class service a priority.
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