Sky Valet purchases JetBase
Sky Valet has completed the acquisition of JetBase, the leading FBO Network based in Portugal.
Created in 2008, JetBase is providing services at the main Portuguese airports (Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Cascais and Beja), on the islands of Madeira, Azores, Cape Verde, as well as in central Africa (Mozambique, Angola).
The addition of these new destinations consolidates Sky Valet’s international expansion strategy, which aims to create a network of FBOs located in the most iconic areas. Since April 2015, Sky Valet proposes a complete range of ground-handling support services for VIP passengers, crew and aircraft at Madrid, Barcelona, Gerona, Valencia, La Coruna, Santiago de Compostela, Palma de Majorca, Ibiza and Malaga.
“We are delighted with the addition of 10 new destinations, which fully fulfil the needs of our customers and our target to develop a consistent Sky Valet network.”
Dominique Thillaud, chairman of the Management Board of Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur and Sky Valet said: “We are delighted with the addition of 10 new destinations, which fully fulfil the needs of our customers and our target to develop a consistent Sky Valet network. This acquisition allows us to expand our expertise across a new attractive area of the Iberian peninsula with a reach that even extends to Africa”.
Michel Tohane, executive vice president of Sky Valet added: “Initiated in 2013 with the acquisition of the Saint-Tropez airport, this new strategic operation forms an integral part of the ACA Group strategy to establish a long-term and multi-site relation with its business-aviation customers. This strengthens and consolidates our response to the expectations of Sky Valet customers, who can count on professionalism of the highest level at Europe’s top business-aviation airports, and now beyond Europe.”
Filipe Carvalho, general manager of JetBase said: ”We are very proud to be part of Sky Valet network, because I really believe in the success of this ambitious project. Since the foundation of JetBase, we are committed to expansion. Our aim was to cover Portugal, Portuguese Island – Azores, Madeira and also Africa to assure a safe entry and exit from and to Europe to business aviation customers, to provide them the finest and widest range of services. From now on, our customers have more destinations at disposal with the same high standards of quality.”