Reuben Brothers acquired London Oxford Airport in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, located just 50 miles to the north-west of London and 6 miles north of Oxford city centre. London Oxford Airport sees around 40,000 aircraft movements a year of which 5,500 are private business aviation whilst the majority of the rest are professional pilot training flights, a sector of the aviation industry for which the airport is best known globally. The airport consists of nearly 600 acres of mainly freehold land and provides over 250,000 sq.ft. of hangarage space, as well as substantial office, workshop and accommodation space within its numerous buildings.
Given the ever-increasing congestion and restrictions suffered by users at other airports, London Oxford Airport offers a unique opportunity for travellers between the London and Midlands areas to benefit from its easy access and facilities.
Over the last decade significant infrastructure enhancements have been undertaken including the installation of upgraded ATC systems, widening and strengthening of the runway – now similar in specification to London City Airport’s, and the establishment of a new VIP class business aviation terminal to cater for private jet passengers. These improvements are all part of the long-term property and operational development that have turned London Oxford Airport into a premier business aviation facility and regional airport with commercial capability.
In 2011 a new multi-million-pound radar system was installed that allowed for faster throughput of flight activity as well as more efficient transits through local airspace.
London Oxford Airport has been multi-award-winning. Most recently it was voted Best Business Aviation Airport in both 2017 and 2018 at the prestigious European Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation awards. The airport was also acknowledged as having one of Europe’s top Fixed Base Operator Terminals (FBOs) in Altitudes Magazine, the only UK-based FBO to be listed, and an honour shared by only eight other FBO’s across Europe and the Middle East.
Additionally the airport was voted the ‘Best British Business Aviation Airport’ at the UK’s AOA Annual Awards Ceremony in London.
Oxford Aviation Services Limited, the company which owns London Oxford Airport, was also given an award by the Oxfordshire Business Education Alliance for its “contribution to education in Oxfordshire”. The award was made due to the airport’s support of high quality work experience placements to school children and students in the county.
The airport benefits from the co-ownership and operation of the London Heliport where users of both ports enjoy unique advantages with helicopter shuttles taking as little as 22 minutes between the two.
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