ExecuJet handles record number of aircraft at WEF


The FBO managed by ExecuJet Aviation Group at Zürich Airport, Switzerland celebrated a record period of aircraft handling during the World Economic Forum (WEF).

ExecuJet handled almost 400 aircraft movements for VIP passengers travelling to and from the event, including a high proportion of long-range business jets.

ExecuJet once again had an exclusive agreement with Dübendorf Airport, a military facility located 5 nm north of Zürich Airport, to facilitate additional capacity requirements during the event. The company was for the first time was able to offer its full range of FBO services at Dübendorf; 22 aircraft flew to Dübendorf directly and were handled there by ExecuJet.

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Basil Gamper, manager of ExecuJet’s Zürich FBO, says: “The World Economic Forum is an extremely important and busy time of year for our Zürich FBO. We handled a record number of flights for visiting VIPs, including heads of state from Europe and other regions. In total, ExecuJet sold almost 600,000 litres of fuel at Zurich and Dübendorf combined – a company record for the event.”

Nicole Gut, ExecuJet’s director of European FBOs, says: “Once again, the ExecuJet FBO team in Zurich rose to the operational challenges of this uniquely prestigious global conference. Visiting passengers enjoyed fast and flexible turnaround times, easy access to Davos and Zürich, and the level of service to which heads of state are accustomed.”

“We were delighted to provide full FBO services at Dübendorf for the first time as well as at Zurich Airport, offering even greater convenience and flexibility for clients. We are very proud to play our part in the smooth running of the WEF and of what our hardworking team has achieved,” adds Gut.

Gerrit Basson, president of ExecuJet Aviation Group, is speaking at Corporate Jet Investor London 2015 next week, which runs from 9-10 February 2015.