Signature Flight Support purchases TAG Aviation FBO, SA acquiring Swiss locations


Signature Flight Support has made its first foray into the Swiss market with the acquisition of TAG Aviation FBO, SA and its two fixed base operator locations at Geneva (GVA) and Sion (SIR).

“Europe continues to be an area of strategic opportunity for our global business,” explained Mark Johnstone, CEO, Signature Aviation. “TAG Aviation’s tenured presence in Geneva presented an excellent means to enter the second busiest general aviation market in Europe, and its operations in Sion are a source of valuable seasonal traffic. We look forward to building on the extensive reputation for service excellence that TAG Aviation has cultivated.”

TAG Aviation’s on-airport presence has been a fixture of the Geneva Airport for over five decades. With three private passenger lounges, two crew rest areas, as well as an eight-seat conference room, TAG’s facilities (located within the airport’s General Aviation Terminal) also provide Swiss and French customs clearance directly on site to arriving visitors.

“The acquisition of TAG’s Geneva and Sion locations by Signature Flight Support gives our valued customers the same high level of service they’ve received in the past with the added benefits of Signature’s global scale and expertise,” said Roger McMullin, President of the Board of TAG Aviation FBO SA. “I am extremely proud of the achievements of TAG’s employees and pleased that they will be continuing their professional careers with an established organisation like Signature.”

Signature expects to gain full operational control of TAG Aviation SA’s holdings in the third quarter of 2020.

Meanwhile , Signature has also announced the appointment of Sophie Lesnoff as area director for Mainland Europe, including the newly acquired Geneva and Sion FBOs. Lesnoff most recently served as head of Customer Services and FBO Operations for TAG Farnborough Airport, UK and brings more than 20 years of hospitality and FBO management experience to Signature’s European network.