Euro Jet Steps Up Expansion in Eastern Europe

 - May 5, 2013, 12:15 AM

Eastern Europe ground handler Euro Jet is setting up a crew lounge to serve growing volumes of traffic at Tivat in Montenegro. The Adriatic Sea resort is fast becoming a favorite with wealthy Russians, and its airport currently has no dedicated facilities for private jet operators. Parking space is limited at Tivat Airport, so operators commonly have to drop off passengers.

Meanwhile Euro Jet, which marks its fifth anniversary this year, is also set to open a new airside crew lounge and a renovated groundside lounge at Prague’s Vaclev Havel International Airport. The company, which is based in the Czech capital, recently acquired a 16,100-sq-ft hangar at the airport, giving it space to store three Citations or a large-cabin jet. Euro Jet now has on-site ground handling support staff in 29 countries throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia, with its 200 personnel coordinated from an operations center in Prague. Last year the company provided support for more than 5,000 flights and had 500 different customers. It is predicting that both numbers will climb this year, with traffic continuing to grow in Eastern Europe while remaining largely stagnant in Western Europe.