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Odyssey network expands with addition of Golden Isles
The acquisition of Golden Isles comes as part of Odyssey's strategic initiative to create a boutique FBO business with the highest levels of customer service.
CEO and president of Golden Isles, Larry Wade, will join Odyssey as a partner and serve on its board of directors.
Read this story in our April 2023 printed issue.

Odyssey Aviation U.S. has acquired Golden Isles Aviation, a fixed base operator serving McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport (KSSI) on St. Simons Island in Georgia. Private investment firms Granite Creek Capital Partners, LLC and Everside Capital provided financing for the acquisition.

The Odyssey estate already included FBOs at Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM) in Kissimmee, Florida and Willow Run Airport (KYIP) in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

The company is led by Salvatore Calvino, CEO, and Ken Allison, president, highly-tenured executives with decades of combined experience in the FBO industry and aviation services. The acquisition of Golden Isles comes as part of Odyssey's strategic initiative to create a boutique FBO business with the highest levels of customer service.

As part of the acquisition, CEO and president of Golden Isles, Larry Wade, will join Odyssey as a partner and serve on its board of directors. The GIA FBO will keep its current name and affiliations, as well as continuing as a World Fuel Air Elite location.

“We are truly excited to add Golden Isles to our growing network of FBOs,” says Calvino. “The people are what makes Golden Isles a great FBO, and we are grateful that industry icon, Larry Wade, has agreed to join Odyssey and add to our team of experienced aviation industry leaders.”

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