TAG Farnborough Airport has revealed further improvements to its distinctive terminal building. The work has been completed in time for the London Olympic Games, for which it expects to be one of the main gateways for business aviation.
In the past 10 years the airport has invested more than $160 million in its infrastructure, and it believes that this is paying off. In the latest International FBO Survey published in the May edition of AIN, TAG Farnborough achieved the highest average score for the sixth consecutive year.
The terminal improvements enhance passenger flow and the comfort and privacy of passengers during busy periods. Most of the redesign and enhancements have been made in the crew room and arrivals lounge. The crew room now contains state-of-the-art snooze cabins, where crew can rest without being disturbed by noise or extraneous light. It also is equipped with WiFi, computer access, a drink and snack bar, comfortable seating, satellite television and broad library of books and movies.
Sophie Lesnoff, the company’s customer services manager, described the passenger arrivals lounge as “all-new” and added, “We are now able to offer a superior level of comfort, privacy and service.”
A new departure lounge, complete with bar and comfortable seating, is also in the works. As always, Farnborough Airport enables private business jet passengers direct ramp access via their private vehicles if they prefer not to use the lounge facilities.
Meanwhile, Geneva-based TAG Aviation Europe has appointed Manuel Manas as general manager at TAG Aviation España in Madrid. Manas has held senior management positions in Spanair. The former aerospace engineer will be responsible for the company’s Spanish aircraft management, charters, FBOs and maintenance.