Ocean Sky To Build New FBO at London Luton Airport

 - April 17, 2012, 3:50 PM

UK-based business aviation services group Ocean Sky is about to start construction of a new FBO complex at London Luton Airport. The new building will replace Ocean Sky’s existing FBO and will be immediately adjacent to its main hangar and maintenance shops, with direct access to an enlarged ramp space with capacity for 30 aircraft at a time.

The entire redevelopment, to cost upwards of $13 million, will not be fully completed before the end of August, but the additional ramp space will be available for use during this summer’s Olympic Games in London, for which Luton is expected to be a major gateway airport.

The new FBO terminal will include what Ocean Sky claims will be a “luxurious” passenger lounge, concierge services and on-site screening for customs and immigration procedures.

Ocean Sky CEO Stephen Grimes said the new facility will allow the company–which is also active in aircraft management, maintenance and charter–to double the number of movements it handles at Luton within a year of its opening.

Ocean Sky also has FBOs at Manchester and Prestwick in the UK, and on the Spanish islands of Ibiza and Menorca.