NetJets LBG Flights Up 70 Percent from 2003

 - December 13, 2006, 12:22 PM

Fractional ownership operator NetJets has increased its flights to Le Bourget airport by 70 percent since the last Paris Air Show in 2003, the U.S.-based company announced here on Monday. NetJets figures show a jump from 1,400 movements over the five first months of 2003 to 2,400 movements over the equivalent period this year. The Berkshire Hathaway-owned firm now claims to be the biggest operator on the airport, accounting for 15 percent of the aircraft movements. NetJets Europe, the European branch of the program, now has 750 customers–a three-fold increase over the past two years. The current fleet of 70 aircraft should reach 93 at the end of this year. It was only 36 planes in 2003.