Two months after it was announced that Hawaii’s Kona Ellison Onizuka International Airport would receive a new FBO terminal and private aviation hangar project comes word of a second. Av8 Partners, a consortium of companies that includes Airport Business Solutions, has been granted a 55-year ground lease at the south end of the airport, where it plans to break ground soon on a new complex.
The Kona Jet Center will include a 7,000-sq-ft terminal with a 40-foot-high atrium, lounges, conference rooms, Wi-Fi throughout the property, two large hangars capable of sheltering the latest ultra-long range bizjets, and a 50,000-gallon fuel farm.
The company expects the FBO to be operational by the end of 2019. It has selected Avfuel as its fuel supplier and will employ local customer service representatives who will be trained in the Ritz Carlton aviation program, as well as NATA Safety 1st educated line staff. “Our unprecedented facilities, attention to detail, and professional staff dedicated to customer service will be the new standard of aloha spirit in the islands,” said Matthew Clayton, one of the company’s principals.