ExecuJet sees strong FBO growth in Africa
ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group has seen significant growth in the first quarter of 2017 at its South African and Nigerian FBOs.
The FBO in Johannesburg at Lanseria saw a 31% growth in flights in Q1 2017 when compared to the same quarter in 2016. ExecuJet’s Cape Town, experienced 19% growth in the same period with ExecuJet’s FBO in Lagos, Nigeria up13% growth.
“We have had a great start to the year in Africa. Our continual growth in flight movements through our facilities is testament to ExecuJet’s, and the Luxaviation Group’s, commitment to delivering outstanding customer service and industry expertise.”
Graeme Duckworth, vice president Africa, ExecuJet, said: “We have had a great start to the year in Africa. Our continual growth in flight movements through our facilities is testament to ExecuJet’s, and the Luxaviation Group’s, commitment to delivering outstanding customer service and industry expertise. We continue to welcome back those who have flown with us previously, and we are delighted to attract new clients each month.”
ExecuJet is now handling aircraft for the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) in Durban, South Africa, from 3-5 May 2017.
Duckworth added: “Last year’s WEFA was a successful event for ExecuJet. Our experienced team is looking forward to welcoming all visiting aircraft, crew and VIP passengers with the highest levels of service. We will be providing an array of ground handling and concierge services. As aircraft parking and storage at Durban’s King Shaka International Airport will be limited, the facilities at our Cape Town and Lanseria FBOs offer overnight and long-term parking solutions.”
“Given the bright start ExecuJet has made in the region this year, we are optimistic that we will see even further increases this time next year and that there will be a positive economic shift allowing business in our sector to progress. Aviation is a fantastic tool for economic growth, as it generates business and brings people together. Business aviation plays an important role in stimulating the economy because people still prefer to do business face to face and, in many parts of Africa, air travel is the only method of commuting safely,” added Duckworth.
Duckworth continued: “Private flying shouldn’t be seen just as a luxury for the super-rich, but more importantly as a tool for companies to get to a specific place at a specific time. The industry is always changing, so it’s certainly an exciting time to be part of this evolution.”