London Executive Aviation opens office in Athens
London Executive Aviation has opened its first international office in Athens, Greece.
The company has also based the latest addition to the fleet, a Cessna Citation XLS in Athens and the aircraft is available for charter immediately.
The new office is being managed by Kimon Daniilidis, LEA’s business development manager, South East Europe and the Middle East, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the Greek business aviation industry.
Kimon Daniilidis said: “In spite of the current economic climate in Greece, the demand for private aircraft charter remains strong and now is an ideal time for LEA to establish a presence in the country. By basing the Citation XLS in Athens, not only is LEA well positioned to serve the Greek market, but also the Balkans, Turkey and the Middle East, all of which are emerging business aviation markets with lots of potential in both charter and aircraft management.”
George Galanopoulos, LEA’s managing director, adds: “The opening of this new office marks a significant milestone in LEA’s strategy to widen the scope of its private charter and management services. Thanks to our considerable experience of managing aircraft on behalf of owners based in the likes of Russia and Estonia, we are very well placed to extend our expertise to new markets.”
“In addition to the aircraft we now have based in Athens, we are currently talking to a number of existing and potential business aircraft owners in the region, with a view to adding their aircraft to our air operator’s certificate,” Galanopoulos concluded.