Hawthorne Global Aviation Services reopens New Orleans FBO


HGAS reopens the Lakefront Airport FBO facility after renovation following Hurricane Isaac caused damage earlier this year. The FBO is already prepared for the Superbowl which is in New Orleans in February.

Hawthorne New OrleansHawthorne Global Aviation Services reopened the FBO facility at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, following renovation after Hurricane Isaac caused damage to the airport earlier this year. The FBO which opened in its new terminal earlier this year can accommodate aircraft up to the size of a Global Express.

“The newly renovated facility provides a first-class private jet gateway to New Orleans and is only 15 minutes from the heart of the city,” said Steven Levesque, president & CEO of Hawthorne, “We are pleased to have been able to add such a great facility on a major general aviation airport as our initial presence on the Gulf Coast.”

Hawthorne Global Aviation, a South Carolina-based company purchased a controlling interest in the AeroPremier facility at New Orleans Lakefront Airport in August 2012, and has rebranded it as a Hawthorne property.

According to Jay Taffet, general manager of the Lakefront FBO, “Our renovation post-Hurricane Isaac took an already exceptional FBO to an entirely new level as we had the opportunity to make adjustments to every component of our facility and service model — now it is truly an FBO ‘designed by pilots for pilots’ and a destination you don’t want to miss!”

As Hawthorne looks ahead, the FBO is gearing up for Super Bowl XLVII on February 23r, 2013 in New Orleans. Lakefront is the closest airport with the ease of access to downtown New Orleans and the Superdome.