ExecuJet Partners on New Swiss FBO

 - December 19, 2018, 10:31 AM
Switzerland's Lugano Airport in the Italian-speaking Canton of Ticino, is no stranger to business aircraft. The city is the third largest business center in the country, and its airport authorities are hoping an ExecuJet branding and management agreement for the FBO, will attract more of them.

ExecuJet parent company Luxaviation Group and Swiss finance company Colombo Wealth Management have partnered with Switzerland’s Lugano Airport to launch a co-branded FBO, providing joint marketing in return for the airport’s FBO and aircraft handling services.

“Joining Luxaviation Group’s global network opens up our network to an extensive FBO, operations, and marketing support base,” said airport CEO Maurizio Merlo. “These resources will boost our customer-service capabilities for existing clients, as well as help us welcome those travelling to Lugano for the first time.”

Lugano is the third-largest financial market in Switzerland, situated in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino, bordering Italy. The new ExecuJet Lugano FBO, located in the airport’s main passenger terminal, offers fueling (jet-A and avgas), catering, deicing, potable water, and lav servicing, VIP and crew lounges, crew transport, and nearby parking. Luxaviation believes the location will be of interest to those attending the annual World Economic Forum held in Davos.

“With 40-minute helicopter transfers available directly from the airfield and no slot restrictions, Luxaviation’s new Lugano Airport gives customers an excellent alternative route into Davos,” explained Ettore Poggi, the company’s group FBO director. “Lugano offers a very low chance of snowfall during the winter season, making it a safe option for those travelling to the January event.”