ExecuJet seeks new UK home

ExecuJet seeks new UK home

Execujet, the Swiss-based business aviation group that offers management, charter and FBO services, is looking for new home in the UK, following the decision by Cambridge Airport to bring its FBO services in-house.

Execujet opened its Cambridge FBO in 2012, with the airport severing as an overflow airport for overseas visitors to the Olympic Games, which were held in London that year.

However, earlier in 2019 Cambridge Airport reduced its operating hours and restricted flights at weekends.

ExecuJet’s decision to search for a new UK home comes just nine months after it sold its worldwide maintenance activities to Dassault Aviation.

“After nearly eight successful years of operations in Cambridge, the time is right to seek a new facility with extended capabilities,” said Niclas von Planta, vice president, ExecuJet Europe., “Earlier this year, operating hours were reduced at Cambridge Airport, with no flights at weekends. With the considerable growth, ExecuJet has been experiencing in Europe, we have decided to seek new premises that will better serve our client base.”

According to the company it is seeing an expansion in charter and management activities in Europe in 2019, saying that it has already added nine new aircraft to its fleet so far this year.

Although the company remains tight-lipped on where its new location will be, it did say that it would be launching an ‘enlarged UK FBO.’

“This move marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter of expansion for us. ExecuJet has long been known for leading the industry in FBO safety and service, and the establishment of a new facility in the UK will give us the opportunity to uphold those standards on a larger scale,” said von Planta.