Private jets a soaring success in Ireland

Private aviation has taken off. Once the preserve of the mega-rich who own private jets or charter flights at a moment’s notice, the executive masses have begun to recognise the value of business aviation, rather than seeing it as an extravagant luxu

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
14th October, 2006

Private aviation has taken off. Once the preserve of the mega-rich who own private jets or charter flights at a moment’s notice, the executive masses have begun to recognise the value of business aviation, rather than seeing it as an extravagant luxury.

Security delays, globalisation and growing prosperity have encouraged more people to fly privately. Sales worldwide of private planes rose by 35 per cent in the first half of 2006 to a...

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