London Oxford Airport (OXF/EGTK)

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The 'London alternative' for international business: Just 40 miles west of Greater London, London Oxford's dedicated executive terminal facility serves private and executive business jets and some niche scheduled flights. Oxford is the UK's third highest tourism volume opportunity, bringing in over 11 million annual visitors.

A major centre for business, education and tourism: Oxford has a sizeable workforce in the automotive industry and is the headquarters of BMW Mini. Strong research bases at Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University attract international businesses seeking a European base and the European Space Agency even has a research facility here.

Oxford's 'Little Venice' draws visitors from all over the world and its affluent residents lack good train services, both creating considerable demand for air services.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Catchment area: 620,000 (30 mins), 2.1m (30-50 mins) and 5.1m (50-60 mins)
  • Fastest-growing UK economic base includes major automotive manufacturers, two world famous universities, high-tech IT and data sites, Oxford Science Park and a glut of research facilities and investment opportunities at the fore of global development
  • Oxford is home to the giant BMW Mini production line and the new European Space Agency, Elsevier Publishing, the “JR” leading UK teaching and research hospital etc.
  • OXF offers the UK’s 3rd highest tourism volume opportunity with over 11million annual visits, UNESCO World Heritage sights and world-famous architecture
  • Poor existing train services linking north/south and east/west through Oxford making long distance domestic and convenient regional airline service highly compelling
  • Highest level of resident consumer affluence and available value-based per capita income in the UK (outside Central London)
  • Strong demand from leading overseas markets for business and leisure travel including the USA, Germany, France, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Switzerland
  • Convenient geo-demographic location just one hour from London
London Oxford Airport marketing

Airlines serving London Oxford benefit from co-ordinated marketing support from the airport, tourism partners and overseas UK development bodies. Above: staff celebrating the launch of Baboo’s first international service from London Oxford Airport to Geneva for the winter ski season.

Marketing and other support

  • Case-based logistical, marketing and co-operative support from tourism office
  • Case-based in-market logistical support from overseas UK development bodies
  • Airport-led marketing incentive opportunities for new routes including joint marketing and co-managed development initiatives with tiered volume-based ROI
  • Dedicated resource for route development optimisation and initiatives

Oxford is traditionally an affluent city with a healthy student population. More than five million people live within a one-hour drive of London Oxford Airport.

Catchment Area

  • 30 min catchment area – minimum 620,000 to 2.1 million
  • 60 min catchment area – minimum 2.7 to 5.1 million
  • 120 min catchment area – minimum 5.7 to over 20 million
  • Core counties: Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Northants, Gloucestershire
  • Key towns & cities: Abingdon, Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard, Buckingham, Northampton, Coventry, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Cirencester, Gloucester, Swindon, Newbury, Oxford, Reading, Bracknell, Henley, Marlow, Beaconsfield, High Wycombe, Bicester, Banbury, Amersham, London (West & Central)

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

  • Automotive, including major car plant production, panel lines and Formula One e.g. BMW Mini, Renault F1, Red Bull, Williams F1
  • Light component industry and high tech industry line support including mechanical and medical equipment for NHS, Siemens, JCB
London Oxford Airport Geography

Fast access to London: Oxford is served by the M40 – one of London's least congested arterial routes, connecting the capital with Oxford and Birmingham. London Oxford is the only scheduled airport between London and Birmingham.


  • 6 miles to central Oxford
  • Located by A44 at Woodstock & Blenheim Palace, 5 minutes from A34 (M40 to M4 link route), 10 minutes from M40.  West London is one hour.
  • Bus services for Oxford City and Banbury (all points in-between) up to every 15 min
  • 15 mins to Bicester rail stations and Oxford rail station, with all connections
  • 5 mins from Water Eaton Park & Ride (planned Chiltern Rail service to/from London Marylebone in 55mins, new Water Eaton station to open in late 2012)
London Oxford Airport Infrastructure

London Oxford's sparkling new hangar represents a £3m investment and is the airport's largest single facility to-date. It was built for the larger Global Express/Gulfstream 550 aircraft and regional jets, including the ATR72, BAE 146/Avro RJ Series and Q400.

Infrastructure & Operations

  • Runways (number and length):
    • 01/19 1592m (rwy 01) and 1558m (rwy 19) TODA, ILS CAT1 (rwy 19), rwy CAT3C, fire CAT6
    • 11/29 760m
  • Slot Coordinated?: No
  • Operating hours: 0600-2230 daily (extension to 2359 on request)
  • Terminals (Number, type and last major refurbishment):
    • Oxfordjet Terminal opened July 2008 – all airline and passenger handling including terminal-front VIP parking and café / restaurant
  • Min. connect time: 15mins
  • Other relevant Infrastructure & Operations details
    • Aircraft to E195 / A318 / A319 / ARJ / 146 / DH4 / CR7 / CR9 / F70 / F100
    • UK Border Control
    • Passenger check-in, screening, departure lounge, VIP & VVIP lounge
    • DCS check-in & baggage handling

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

  • Planned terminal expansion (multi-floor, multi-zone with new retail)
  • Extensive apron and hangarage developments to accommodate up to B737VIP
  • State of the art ITURRI fire & rescue tenders from early 2011, first in UK

Vital statistics

  • Passenger numbers: TBA
  • Freight: TBA
  • Largest carrier: Charter – Cityjet and Eastern Airways
  • Current & Previous destinations: Geneva – scheduled / Jersey – charter