Jet Aviation San Juan Holds Grand Opening

 - July 14, 2017, 10:04 AM
A crowd of dignitaries and company officials flank Jet Aviation San Juan founder and president Jose Maldonado and David Paddock, Jet Aviation's senior vice president of regional business operations for the U.S., as they cut the ribbon officially opening the facility as the newest member of Jet Aviation's global network. (Photo: Curt Epstein)

Jet Aviation San Juan held its grand opening on Thursday night with a gala reception at the FBO, one of two service providers at Puerto Rico’s San Juan Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport. Formerly Pazos FBO Services, the location opened last year. It features a 12,500-sq-ft glass-fronted terminal with an in-house U.S. Customs and Border Control facility, the only FBO in the Caribbean to offer such service.

For Jet Aviation, the rebranding of the facility represents an expansion of its Caribbean presence, joining its location in Nassau, Bahamas, and notching its 10th  FBO in the Americas.

“We’re not here just to put another dot on the map. We’re here to develop partnerships with people like [Pazos founder and president of Jet Aviation San Juan] Jose Maldonado. We’re here to develop the economy here in Puerto Rico and drive business aviation traffic, and we’re very confident that we can do that,” said David Paddock, the General Dynamics subsidiary’s senior vice president of regional business operations for the U.S., adding the presence of the U.S. Customs facility, which opened earlier this year, is a key enhancement. “That customs facility is already driving a significant amount of traffic through San Juan to other locations internationally.”