Evergreen Apple Nigeria (EAN), the first private FBO facility in Nigeria, is reporting a steady increase in operations since it opened last year. From July to December 2011, the facility at Murtala Mohammad International Airport in Lagos handled 478 movements. That total rose to 976 movements between January and June. To meet that growing demand, the facility has increased staff to 39 from 11. The FBO, which is open around the clock, features a VIP lounge with short-stay accommodations and crew lounge. Its hangars are already home to nine based clients. The facility can provide line maintenance for EASA-registered aircraft through its partner MCM, and it operates a tire, brake and battery shop onsite.
EAN recently launched Wings In-Flight, the airport’s first and only private aviation catering service. The company plans to open additional FBOs in Abuja and Port Harcourt.