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Movements on the increase at the Barclays London Heliport

 The Barclays London Heliport in Battersea, exhibiting at Europe’s premier helicopter show for the first time, reports a notable pick up in movements this summer compared with 2012.   London’s only CAA commercially licensed heliport achieved a 41% increase from 1st August to 19th September compared with the same period in 2012 – and representing the best August since 2009.  Activity has been buoyed by the arrival of London Helicopter Tours (www.thelondonhelicopter.com), now resident at the Heliport and running on demand pleasure flights over London, together with expanded activity by a much wider variety of private helicopter owners and commercial operators including Starspeed, Atlas, Capital Air Services and Castle Air.

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NEW HELICOPTER SIGHTSEEING SERVICE LAUNCHES FROM BARCLAYS LONDON HELIPORT THE UK’S FIRST ONLINE ‘SEAT ONLY’ HELICOPTER CHARTER SERVICE

The UK’s first public helicopter service to sell individual seats online launches in May when The London Helicopter introduces regular sightseeing charter flights from The Barclays London Heliport in Battersea. This innovative offering requires passengers to pre-book individual seats for helicopter sightseeing trips at www.thehelicopter.com over the Capital, taking off from London’s only commercially licensed Heliport.

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Barclays London Heliport welcomes launch of The Children’s Air Ambulance with Simon Le Bon

Source: BlueSky – The Barclays London Heliport was delighted to welcome the launch of The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) last week when Sloane Helicopters flew in their special liveried and dedicated AgustaWestland AW109S helicopter carrying Alex Toft, Director of Operations and Clinical Services of The Air Ambulance Service and TCAA ambassador Duran Duran star Simon Le Bon. Read more

First Class Cars expands London presence with new base at Barclays London Heliport

Source: Press Release – Effective immediately, leading executive ground transportation firm First Class Cars, is expanding its central London presence with a new base at Barclays London Heliport in Battersea. First Class Cars is a popular and regular sight at the FBOs around the UK and as Barclays London Heliport looks forward to a busy summer with increased traffic owing to the Games, the addition of a preferred chauffeur company, complementing the Heliport’s partnerships with boat companies for convenient river access means that its surface transportation options are complete. Read more

New owners of Barclays London Heliport announce pricing incentives to bolster helicopter use

Source: Press Release – A new pricing scheme to stimulate renewed interest amongst operators and owners of single-engine executive helicopters to use London’s only commercially-licensed heliport, is being announced today, 25th June, ahead of this summer’s Olympics in July. The Reuben Brothers, who already own London Oxford Airport, purchased the heliport in Battersea four months ago. Today, management of the Barclays London Heliport* confirmed that landing fees for lighter single-engine helicopters, including types such as the Bell 206 Jet Ranger and Eurocopter AS350, will be reduced by up to 20%. The move is a rational approach designed to invigorate renewed use and promote access to central London from such a strong location. Read more

The Barclays London Heliport takes record bookings ahead of British Grand Prix

Source: Press Release – With six weeks still to go before the 2012 British Grand Prix, The Barclays London Heliport is anticipating its busiest weekend of the year to date, having confirmed record bookings for the forthcoming Formula 1 Santander Grand Prix at Silverstone. Bookings from City-based corporates and private individuals ahead of the July 6-8th weekend are up on previous years with just a few slots remaining for the three days. Read more

Brothers land heliport to the stars

Source: The Times – A heliport in London that has been graced by the likes of Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull, Jackie Onassis, Steve McQueen and Ken Livingstone has been acquired by the billionaire Reuben brothers.

David and Simon Reuben, who in January agreed a £200 million takeover of the racecourse operator Arena Leisure, are buying London Heliport in Battersea from Andrew Davis, the controversial founder of Von Essen Hotels. Read more

Reubens in swoop on Battersea heliport

Source: The Independent – The Reuben brothers, who amassed a £6bn fortune through property and internet interests, have bought London’s only licensed commercial heliport.

David and Simon Reuben bought Battersea’s heliport from Andrew Davis, former chief executive of the Von Essen hotels group which has collapsed into administration. Mr Davis bought the heliport through the separate Von Essen Aviation company for £50m in 2007. Read more