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ExecuJet partners with Samson at Newcastle International
Luxaviation Group continues the expansion of its FBO network with a facility at Newcastle International airport, the largest airport in the North East of England and now part of the Paragon Network.
Luxaviation Group FBO airport services manager Gary Forster and Paula Ives, general manager Samson Executive Jet Centre.
Read this story in our November 2023 printed issue.

The ExecuJet Samson Executive Jet Centre has joined the Paragon Network of audited FBOs and handling agents. Located at Newcastle International airport (ENGT) in the northeast region of the UK, this ExecuJet FBO, the newest in the ExecuJet stable through its partnership with Samson Executive Jet Centre, is a short commute to the centre of Newcastle-upon-Tyne as well as the Northumberland countryside and coastline, the Lake District and Scotland.

“Our goal is to provide every passenger and crew member with the best FBO experience possible while focusing on safety, service, reliability, quality and value,” says Paragon president Megan Barnes. “With the addition of the ExecuJet Samson Executive Jet Centre at the second busiest airport in northern England, our network has grown to over 20 countries and covers many of the predominant travel destinations worldwide.”

ExecuJet's other FBOs are already part of the Paragon Network.

The North East-based private aviation terminal will be added to ExecuJet's worldwide network of over 100 locations. Samson Executive Jet Centre currently offers aircraft charter and full concierge services, as well as amenities for crews. Through ExecuJet's network it, and the North East region, will be promoted as a top-tier location for international business and leisure visitors.

Michel Tohane, president of group FBO services at Luxaviation, says: “We are extremely happy to have entered this partnership with Samson Executive Jet Centre. I want to thank both teams for the continued efforts that led to this agreement, which will undoubtedly be a milestone for our development in the region and the expansion of our global FBO network.”

Gary Forster, Luxaviation Group FBO airport services manager, says: “I am proud to be from the area and to have worked all over the world for Luxaviation. I have always monitored Newcastle International airport and would like nothing better than to see Samson Executive Jet Centre flourish, and Newcastle winning the Champions League.”

Keith Faley, director of operations at Newcastle International airport for Samson Executive Jet Centre, adds: “This is fantastic news for Samson Executive Jet Centre, the airport and the region. Having the opportunity to combine the expertise and global reputation of both brands will help us deliver the highest-quality services for our customers in the North East.”

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