Cat Air Service prepares for jet rush for World Economic Forum
Cat Air Service, based at Zurich Kloten Airport, is anticipating a surge of traffic for the World Economic Forum at Davos.
Cat Air Service is one of closest companies to the event and, as the only FBO at Zurich Airport to have a private airside lounge, it expects to take on up to three times more traffic than normal over the course of the WEF week.
It is the fourth year that the company has welcomed clients for the WEF, but 2018 could pose some new challenges to the team due to the unconfirmed rumours that President Trump will land at Zurich Airport.
Roger Buchner, general manager at Cat Air Service, anticipates some disruption but remains confident of the outlook for its overall handling and customer care.
“If President Trump lands in Zurich, it’s going to be disruptive to procedures, not only in business aviation but through the commercial airport too.”
Buchner said: “If President Trump lands in Zurich, it’s going to be disruptive to procedures, not only in business aviation but through the commercial airport too. In saying that, the majority of the Cat Air Service team were working for other companies at this airport when President Clinton arrived 20 years ago, so we know what to expect. And despite the strict security upheaval, we still managed to get all of our customers to their end destination. No matter what happens, we’re confident it will be the same this year.
“Cat Air Service’s mission is to provide every customer with a unique service that is professionally and discreetly executed. We predict the challenges during peak periods and we succeed at our company mission because we’re always as coordinated and prepared as possible.”
Cat Air Service was founded in 2014 and is a joint venture between Swiss companies Air Service Basel and Cat Aviation.