AVIAA, a global group purchasing organisation for business aviation that provides procurement services for over 1,500 aircraft, has been active during the Coronavirus pandemic. The company has added 33 new executive aviation destinations to its international FBO network, each delivering benefits and savings for its predominantly US and European operator members.
JetSet Services is one of the sizeable new suppliers, bringing in 25 airport handling locations all over Greece, including Athens, Mykonos, Heraklion and Santorini.
Netherlands and Belgium-based ASL Group adds Maastricht Aachen and Antwerp International to the portfolio, while US FBO Stancraft Jet Center introduces its Coeur d'Alene handling facility in Idaho, a destination rapidly growing in popularity with US leisure flyers. In Central Europe, Capital Handling brings in Riga International, a frequent stop destination for Europe, Russia and Asia. And in the UK, prestigious brand Harrods Aviation expands AVIAA's FBO presence in London Luton and Stansted Airports.
AviaPartner Executive's newest FBO in Palma Mallorca has just been added to the AVIAA network, complementing its stations in Ibiza, Malaga and Gerona.
The new Palma FBO offers domestic and international handling, aircraft fuelling, catering and cleaning, together with flight support, ground transfer and bespoke concierge services.
“We have benefitted greatly from our collaboration with AVIAA and to encourage its members to try our latest FBO we are pleased to offer them free handling through to the end of 2020,” says John Kay, AviaPartner's general manager Spain. “We want to do all we can to support customer travel during the pandemic.”
Will Holroyd, sales and marketing director at Harrods Aviation adds: “It is imperative that we do all we can to promote our two FBO locations in these challenging times. AVIAA provides a strong growing database of customers and a positive, flexible business partner relationship. In addition, it is proving to be very reliable and efficient to work with, offering a simple, transparent solution.”
“AVIAA is committed to helping our members make considerable savings, and our FBO supplier network has wholeheartedly embraced this. We are confident, furthermore, about adding 10 to 20 more preferred locations as early as year end, which will bolster our number of popular, international FBOs to nearly 200,” states AVIAA chief client commercial officer Matt Smith. “Harrods Aviation, for example, is an internationally renowned name in business aviation services. We are thrilled to add its London Luton and Stansted private terminals as key gateways for our international fleet of operators.”