Flexjet to open three private terminals in US
Fractional jet company Flexjet is set to expand its private terminal network in the US by opening three new terminals in Miami, Montana and Arizona.
The new terminals will be based at Miami’s Opa-Locka Executive Airport (KOPF), Montana’s Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (KBZN) and Arizona’s Scottsdale Airport (KSDL).
“More people than ever are electing to travel by private aircraft,” said Megan Wolf, chief experience officer, Flexjet. “This increase in traffic means the large general aviation FBOs in popular departure and arrival points are more hectic than in the past. Flexjet’s owners-only lounges offer comfort and amenities to ease the transition from the jet to your final destination.”
The Miami terminal is expected to be the first to open and will include amenities such as a bar and café, modern conference rooms and dedicated concierges. It will also serve as the seasonal hub for the firm’s South Florida helicopter service, which Flexjet says is an industry first. The helicopter division was launched to provide last-mile transport for owners of Flexjet aircraft travelling from airports to final destinations.
Eli Flint, president, Helicopter Division, Flexjet said: “Industrywide, there has been little integrated connection yet between fixed-wing operations and urban air mobility. A journey isn’t just from one airport to another, it should go beyond that to enable a passenger to access off-airport destinations, or even airports too small for jets.”
He added: “Flexjet’s innovative helicopter service will provide a complementary step that will save travellers time and add convenience.”
Once completed, the new terminals will bring the company’s tally of private terminals to eight across the US. The other five are located at: Naples Airport in Florida (KAPF), New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport (KTEB), Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York (KHPN), Dallas Love Field, Texas (KDAL) (pictured) and Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California (KVNY).
There has recently been an influx of capital to the industry, with Cogent Bank expanding into the jet financing industry with Business Aviation Vertical earlier this month. Kenn Ricci, the owner of Flexjet, spoke about how new business capital is reshaping business aviation at Corporate Jet Investor Miami 2022.
Ricci is speaking at Corporate Jet Investor London 2023.