Newly formed FBO chain Lynx continues to expand, with the combined acquisition of Cirrus Flight Operations and Key Air Twin Cities, the two service providers at Minneapolis/St. Paul area Anoka County-Blaine Airport, forming its third location. The FBO chain debuted in September with the purchase of Destin Jet Center in Florida, and then made its first expansion in November, acquiring Aurora Jet Center near Portland, Ore.
Lynx's buy-and-build strategy, backed by Houston-based private equity firm The Sterling Group, marks its first steps toward creating a major FBO network. The company has assembled a group of veteran industry leaders to achieve that goal.
“Key Air Twin Cities has developed world-class FBO terminal and hangar facilities, fuel farm and a large ramp capable of handling significant aircraft activity,” said Lynx partner Tyson Goetz. “Those attributes, combined with the Lynx team’s experience in handling special events, the ease of access to U.S. Bank Stadium and a group of employees joining our team from both Cirrus and Key, make Lynx the optimal location to serve customers during the 2018 Super Bowl.”