Spanish FBO group Assistair Business Aviation Handling saw 10-percent growth in traffic levels in the first six months, compared with the same period last year. The company has five bases–at Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Valencia, Ibiza and Gerona. Assistair's busiest period came in June when Valencia staged the Formula One European Grand Prix car race.
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European business aviation has endured a steep downturn in activity for the best part of a year, and many in the industry are resigned to a slow recovery. But for some the proverbial glass remains half full and some of these people are now eyeing growth opportunities.
Spain’s Assistair has opened two new FBOs, at Gerona and Ibiza. The Mallorca-based group, which is also active in executive charter and flight support, already has bases at the airports of Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona El Prat and Valencia.