Bizav busy at South Africa FBOs

 - July 28, 2009, 10:06 AM

ExecuJet Aviation’s South African FBOs have received a welcome boost in traffic handled over the past couple of months. In May, the group’s Johannesburg base handled a record number of aircraft arriving for the inauguration of South Africa’s new President Jacob Zuma. The next month saw Cape Town hosting the 19th World Economic Forum from June 10 to 12, and this too drew a large number of business aircraft to ExecuJet’s newly built FBO. Between May 7 and 11, ExecuJet’s Johannesburg team handled 28 international and 28 domestic flights at Lanseria International Airport and 35 more movements at the city’s OR Tambo International Airport. Many of the flights for both events were widebody aircraft carrying heads of state, senior business leaders and celebrities. The new Cape Town FBO is located parallel to the main runway and features almost 54,000 sq ft of hangar space and more than 75,000 sq ft of ramp space.