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DATA from a UK-based private jet charter business indicate that as many as 11,960 private aircraft that departed European airports in the first five months of 2016 had one or more pets on board. The company, Magnus Aviation, reports that about 1580 of these departures would have been from the UK.
The company says that approximately 4 per cent of the private flights that it charters now include pets as passengers; a year ago, the figure was 2 per cent. It also estimates that, between May and August this year (which, it says, is the busiest time for …