Gloucestershire jet company flies high as private jet hire soars

Little Jet Company King Air

An executive jet company based at Gloucestershire Airport is celebrating growth and continuing success. The Little Jet Company has welcomed another aircraft to its fleet and now has a base at a second UK airport.

The company is also looking at expanding into other UK airports in the future.

‘This is a significant milestone for The Little Jet Company,’ said Director Barry Preece.

‘The King Air 350i will be based at Bournemouth Airport. It is the second one we operate and is a welcome addition to our fleet We already have a King Air 350i which we have been operating since The Little Jet Company was formed.

‘Our new base in Bournemouth will focus on the south of England.’

The Little Jet Company, which was set up in 2014, has continued to expand. Last summer was its busiest summer on record and they saw unprecedented demand for services. There were passengers travelling with the airline who had never booked a private jet before.

2020 also marked a major milestone. The Little Jet Group, which includes The Little Jet Company and Regency Jet Ltd, was awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC). It was granted by the Civil Aviation Authority, the UK’s aviation regulator.

The Little Jet Company is run by Barry Preece and Jason Bishop who met at school. They provide services including privately owned jets for passenger charter and for cargo, medical and critical flights. They also manage aircraft. Their fleet also includes Citation Bravos.

‘We are excited to see continuing expansion for The Little Jet Company and look forward to the future,’ said Barry. ‘We have a great team who work hard to ensure customer satisfaction. I am very proud of them and of our success.

‘As part of our vision for the future we are looking at expanding into other UK airports.  However, most of our aircraft are based in Gloucestershire and that will still be our headquarters. We have a continuing commitment to Gloucestershire Airport. The airport is the perfect gateway to the Cotswolds, Oxford, Bristol and beyond,’