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McKinney National Airport breaks ground on new US$16m FBO terminal

The city of McKinney has broken ground on the future home of the US$16m McKinney Air Center, a state-of-the-art fixed-base operator (FBO) terminal at the McKinney National Airport. The terminal will span 17,000ft2, in addition to a 40,000ft2 transient hangar. Read more on this story here.

23rd April 2018

Donegal ranked as world’s most stunning runway in 2018 Scenic Airport Poll

Private jet booking platform, PrivateFly, has revealed the results of its Scenic Airport Poll 2018, with Ireland’s Donegal Airport being ranked as the world’s most beautiful landing spot. The annual survey, which was conducted in February 2018, asked 8,500 travellers to name their top landing location. Other airports listed in the top ten include Barra in Scotland, Nice in France and Queenstown in New Zealand.

12th April 2018

Can you name the waterfront business airport pictured below that is favored by travelers thanks to its proximity to a big US city?Weekly Image Poll


Top 50 US private jet airports revealed

Private Jet Card Comparisons has revealed the 50 top private jet airports in the USA in 2017 in terms of numbers of departures, with Teterboro Airport coming out on top. The airport saw a 4.2% increase in departures in 2017 compared with 2016, with a total of 74,277 take-offs last year.

Second busiest was Westchester Country Airport with 35,189 departures, while Dallas Love Field came third with 34,973 departures. California boasted seven airports in the top 50 including Van Nuys, Los Angeles International (LAX), Orange County, San Jose, Oakland, Burbank and San Francisco International.

Seven airports saw double-digit growth in private jet travel, led by Pittsburgh which saw traffic jump 25.3%, while LAX witnessed a 24.3% bump. Boca Raton (23.8%), Dulles (14.3%), Boston Logan (13.1%), Miami International (12.7%) and Fort Lauderdale International (11.7%) all saw significant gains. Wichita and Charlotte both saw the biggest drops with departures down 4%.

The data, provided by TRAQPak, revealed there were 3,062,634 total departures for flights tracked in the USA in 2017, and the top 50 airports accounted for 908,548 departures, just under 30% of all take-offs.

February 12, 2018

By Hazel King


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