Global aviation support provider Jetex Flight Support has unveiled its first entry into the UK market: an FBO at dedicated business aviation gateway London Biggin Hill Airport (EGKB). Occupying Hangar 510—formerly home to the Signature Flight Support location and before that Rizon Jet—the 1,900-sq-m (20,500-sq-ft) two-story facility offers passenger and crew lounges, showers, conference rooms, on-site UK customs and immigration, concierge services, prayer room, direct ramp access, and fueling coordination. Its 40,000-sq-ft hangar can accommodate ultra-long-range business jets.
“Jetex already has a strong presence in Europe with a…private jet terminal at Paris Le Bourget, and the new flagship Jetex London is a natural evolution of our operations,” explained Adel Mardini, the Dubai-based company's founder and CEO. “Private flyers will enjoy a seamless travel experience complemented by the greatest levels of luxury hospitality, while employing the latest technology.”
The opening of the FBO follows EGKB's busiest year ever, with more than 26,000 movements in 2022. It claims a 23 percent share of the UK capital’s private aviation activity with its location just nine miles from the Canary Wharf business district and 15 miles from Central London. Its 1,806-meter-long (5,925-foot) runway allows most private aircraft to operate without restriction, including transatlantic flights.