UK’s Ashford airport consults local business

London Ashford Airport and on-site executive services provider FAL Aviation UK are giving local businesses the chance to help shape the future of air travel services from Kent. As part of a comprehensive research initiative, the airport, on Romney Marsh, and FAL Aviation have launched a survey to gauge the business travel needs of companies across Kent, East Sussex and beyond.

The survey gives business travellers the chance to have their say on what they think about the commercial air passenger service options currently available to them, the problems they face, the destinations they fly to most frequently, their preferred airlines and whether or not they feel it’s important to have commercial air services available from London Ashford Airport(Lydd).

FAL Aviation’s marketing manager Tim Gill said: We are in talks with a number of commercial airline operators and the opinions of business travellers across the region are vitally important in helping us to provide the kind of services and routes that will benefit them the most.

By investing a small amount of time to complete our online survey, businesses can play a major part in helping to bring top-quality air services into Kent, which will ultimately provide them with convenient links to key commercial locations around the UK and Western Europe.’

To take part in the survey, simply log on to and click on the Business Travel Questionnaire’ link at the bottom of the home page.


All those who complete the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win a champagne reception for four at FAL Aviation’s VIP lounges at LondonAshfordAirport(Lydd), lunch at the luxury Eastwell Manor hotel, plus return transfers by chauffer-driven limousine.

FAL Aviation provides aircraft handling services such as fuel and repositioning, plus sanitary needs and an array of personal services, from chauffeur-driven vehicles, limousines, helicopter charter and luxury sky catering to floral arrangements, accommodation, and conference facilities for corporate, business and privateaviation clients who own or charter jets. The company also offers a designated rest area, showers, transport, accommodation arrangements and flight planning area for air crews.

Nearly GBP20 million has already been spent on development at London Ashford Airport (Lydd), including resurfacing the runway, upgrading instrument landing systems, the creation of an aircraft parking apron covering a 13 acre site, a new air traffic control system and new VIP terminal, as well as new departure and arrival facilities for commercial traffic and establishing offices for Immigration and Customs.