Luxaviation Group has added two new aircraft to its charter fleet. A Challenger 350, based in Brussels, is the first, the operator claims, to made available for charter in the Benelux market. It seats up to nine passengers and has a range of nearly 6,000 km, allowing non-stop flights from Brussels to Dubai for example.
A Citation CJ4 has also been integrated into Luxaviation's Belgian fleet at its Kortrijk-Wevelgem facility, where it joins another CJ4 that has been managed by the company, the sole operator of the type in Belgium, since 2016. It accommodates up to eight passengers and will be operated out of both Brussels-Zaventem and Kortrijk airports. An additional Citation XLS+ will be introduced to the fleet and staioned at its Kortrijk-Wevelgem base during the first quarter of 2019.
Alongside this, its Brussels FBO, operated by sister company ExecuJet, is looking back on a very successful business year with close to 7,000 aircraft movements, and with a significant number of wide body aircraft. The increase in traffic was mainly driven by loyal existing customers but also a result of a number of noteworthy summit events, such as the recent Asia-Europe Meeting, taking place in Brussels and gathering high-level stakeholders from EU, NATO and beyond. The FBO is pursuing IS-BAH Stage II accreditation in January 2019 after having received its Stage I accreditation in 2017.
“We are delighted to have delivered an impressive year at our FBO. It is testament to our stable, professional and dedicated team here in Brussels that we see a significant amount of returning customers who have become accustomed to the level of service we provide time and again,” says ExecuJet Brussels FBO handling and protocol manager An-Céline Claes. “Ministerial and head of state flights require an increased amount of procedures and protocols, which the Brussels FBO team are highly experienced in delivering, and summit events taking place around the city result in handling requirements for airliners up to Boeing 747-800, which we are fully equipped to service. I believe we uphold the core values our customers desire; trust, reliability and safety, and we look forward to continuing our success into the New Year.”