FBO chain Sheltair began operations at St. Petersburg’s Albert Whitted Airport last month, notching the 15th location in its network and its eighth in Florida. Sheltair won the airport’s request for proposals process and took over the facility from St. Petersburg Flying Services. The airport, located near the city’s downtown, has a 3,677-foot main runway and sees approximately 87,000 operations a year.
Sheltair, now the sole provider at the airfield, will offer full FBO services and amenities such as concierge, pilot lounge, flight planning/weather room and conference room in the airport’s main terminal facility. The company will also manage the 27,000 sq ft of corporate hangar space and more than 80 T-hangars owned by the city.