Signature Flight Support has expanded its FBO at Miami International Airport to include a dedicated sports charter terminal, consisting of a newly built 3,500-sq-ft passenger facility and an accompanying 2,500-sq-ft ground services equipment bay. The BBA Aviation subsidiary expects the new addition, which took a year to construct, will attract a higher volume of home and visiting professional and collegiate sports in the area via chartered flights.
“As champions for the tourism industry in Greater Miami and the beaches, we recognize the economic impact that global sporting events, championships and professional and amateur sports bring to the destination,” explained Bill Talbert, president and CEO of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The new terminal will provide both greater access and convenience for sports teams and their owners traveling to and from Miami.”
Miami's airports generate more than $33 billion annually and welcome more than half of all visitors to the Florida area.
“Signature Flight Support is pleased to expand access to the city of Miami, create opportunities for new revenue streams, and welcome professional teams, whether it’s a hometown team or one visiting from abroad,” said Mark Johnstone, BBA’s chief executive, and Signature CEO. “The new facility will serve as a proper gateway to all the magic the city has to offer.”