London Oxford Airport to host first commercial flight to New York with Aer Lingus

Wednesday 30th November 2011

Perfect for Christmas shopping!

London Oxford Airport will host its first commercial airline charter to Dublin next week, with onward packages being offered to New York with Aer Lingus, marking the first ever long-haul destination from Oxford.

Using the largest capacity airliner type to date for a commercial service from the airport - CityJet's BAe Avro RJ-85 with 95 seats - the flight, which departs on Wednesday December 7th, represents another significant step forward for the airport, as it looks to further scheduled airliner traffic. To date, the largest airliner operation from Oxford was with the Bombardier Q400 (78 seats) with winter ski charters to Geneva.

Oxford's executive terminal, Oxfordjet, designed in 2008 primarily for private business aviation flights, is large enough to handle occasional charters for aircraft with up to 100 seats with two dedicated check-in desks, a distribution control system (DCS) and baggage and boarding pass label printing and consolidation.

The airport's VIP lounge, normally utilised by executive jet passengers, is easily converted into a high capacity departures lounge as and when required. Few modern FBO (Fixed Based Operation) terminals in the United Kingdom can offer both the capacity and capability to handle such commercial airliner-sized flights. The facility also boasts a baggage retrieval hall sized for such flights, unique amongst typical VIP FBO terminals in the UK and Europe.

Offered as a long weekend Christmas shopping experience (the return flight is on Monday December 12th) to Oxfordshire and Cotswolds residents, for some it will the first time they have flown from their local airport and certainly the first opportunity ever to set off to New York from the regional port.

Organised and marketed by World of Experience Tours, part of Oxfordshire-based travel agency Great Experience Travel and also trading as Oxford Airport Travel ( the service has been warmly received and should pave the way for further one-off, seasonal or series charters from Oxford in the coming year. For the last three years, Oxford has hosted very successful seasonal flights to Jersey and looks forward to continuing with those in the years to come whilst adding further new routes in 2012.

Booking Information for New York:

Five night packages with return flights from Oxford, departing 7th December and, arriving back 12 December, including all taxes and charges, airport transfers and assistance of a World of Experience Tours representative in New York, start from just £999 per person at the 4-star Le Blue Hotel in New York's fashionable Brooklyn district.

Luxury 5-star packages with return flights, including all taxes and charges, transfers, start from just £1,625 per person staying at the award-winning W Hotel Times Square.

Flight only prices, Oxford - New York JFK return from only £795 per person including all taxes.

Upgrades to Aer Lingus Business Class (Dublin-JFK-Dublin) available from £895 per person.

Booking Information for Dublin:

5-night packages with return Cityjet flights from Oxford, 07-12 December, including all taxes and charges, airport transfers from just £475 per person at the 3-star deluxe North Star Hotel in Dublin's fashionable and central financial district, in the heart of the city.

Luxury 4-star deluxe packages with return flights, including all taxes and charges, transfers, start from just £595 per person staying at the elegant and central Gresham Hotel.

Flight only prices, Oxford - Dublin return from only £295 per person including all taxes.

For more information and to book Christmas city-break trips to New York and Dublin, flying from Oxford, contact World of Experience Tours on 08444 119359, or to book online at

Great Experience Travel GroupDavid GambierWitney, OxfordshireTel: 08451 222

All prices and city-breaks are subject to availability at time of booking. Terms & conditions apply. Availability is limited - all departures Wed 07 December, returning at Oxford on Mon 12 December.

About Oxford Airport:

London Oxford Airport is wholly owned by the Reuben Brothers. Their investment activities include private equity and real estate ownership and development. Investments are predominantly based in the United Kingdom and Europe. Businesses include shopping centres, mixed use commercial real estate, data centres, race courses, public houses, hotels and development projects.

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