Staff at Gloucestershire Airport celebrate after scooping a top industry award.
PUBLISHED: 11:56 29 October 2013 | UPDATED: 11:58 29 October 2013
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) voted the Staverton site as the 'Best General Aviation Airport 2013' at the Airport Operators Association annual conference and award ceremony held at London's prestigious Hilton Metropole Hotel.
Airport Director, Mark Ryan accepted the award from Chief Executive, Martin Robinson on behalf of the Airport team in front of more than 1000 guests at the gala event.
He said: “We’re absolutely delighted to receive this award from our industry peers. It validates the hard work and effort that all our staff have put in to make us the busiest – and now - officially – the best General Aviation Airport in the UK. We’re very proud to be providing first class facilities for the UK’s aviation industry and helping to grow the Gloucestershire economy.
The completion of our Runway Safety Project earlier this year has raised our profile and has clearly been noticed by the industry.”
Gloucestershire Airport is the UKs busiest general aviation airport, handing around 75 - 90 000 flights per annum. It is home to more than 180 aircraft, ranging from microlights to business jets. More than 30 aviation-related companies are based at the Airport. The Airport offer scheduled flights to the Isle of Man, Belfast and Jersey and provides all aspects of fixed wing and helicopter training from recreational to full commercial licenses. In August 2013, it completed a £4m project to upgrade its runway and instrument approach facilities.