London Heliport takes record bookings ahead of Grand Prix

The Barclays London HeliportThe London Heliport
is anticipating its busiest weekend of the year to date, having confirmed record
bookings for the Formula 1 Santander Grand Prix at Silverstone. Bookings
from city-based corporate companies and private individuals ahead of the 6-8
July weekend are up on previous years with just a few slots remaining for the
three days.

Simon Hutchins, heliport
manager, says: “We have already confirmed more slots for the Grand Prix
than in the last four years. Bookings are up 100% and counting on last
year’s event and we expect the remaining few slots to sell well in advance of
the event. The slot allocation for Sunday (race day itself) is almost
fully utilized and Saturday is heading towards maximum capacity too.”

Hutchins continues “Approximately
15% of all the Heliport’s bookings are connecting passengers who arrive into
the UK at the London airports.
 But we are also seeing an increase in the number of London-based
businesses and residents who are keen to take advantage of the quickest way to
get to Silverstone.  With the 2012 London Olympics following hot on the
heels of Silverstone, we’re certainly in for a record-breaking summer.”

“Travelling by helicopter to
what is one of the highlights of the Season is the ultimate way to experience
Silverstone,” says Hutchins  “It takes just 25 minutes to fly
from The London Heliport to the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire and
passengers are guaranteed no traffic queues, no hassle and no more stylish way
to experience the exhilarating atmosphere of Formula 1.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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