ExecuJet Africa relaunches aircraft sales division

Yves Le Marquand

ExecuJet Africa has reinstated its aircraft sales and acquisitions offering following an increase in demand from current clients.

Officially relaunched in January this year, Gavin Kiggen, vice president Africa at ExecuJet, told Corporate Jet Investor (CJI) he was delighted with the positive feedback. “Since the announcement, we’ve signed a handful of new customer agreements, with a further seven already in the pipeline. We believe we will deliver at least two aircraft within the first quarter of the year.”

ExecuJet’s sales team in the region has more than 50 years ’combined experience and, using Luxaviation Group’s global footprint, clients have access to aircraft that have not yet reached the market.

The firm believes Africa is a place of opportunity for business aviation and maintenance. Kiggen told CJI: “Medium to l ong range business jets remain the tool of choice [in Africa], because of the distances that need to be covered between the various countries. Closer to home, and particularly in South Africa, the turboprop and light jet market is popular, mostly for its versatility and lower operating cost.”

Kiggen said clients are looking to either upgrade or find a newer type. “We are dealing with a broad range of aircraft, from turboprops through to long-haul aircraft such as Bombardier Global 6000. Some clients need to travel at short notice within their own region, while others are looking for aircraft which will safely take them further afield with their family bubble. We look forward to helping new customers in 2021 with their aircraft.”

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