EBACE Convention News

Sky Valet Adds Five French FBOs to Affillate Network

 - May 25, 2023, 8:23 AM
Jean-Francois Guitard, director of general aviation and business aviation with Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur toasts the latest entrants into the Sky Valet Connect FBO network. (Photo: Curt Epstein/AIN)

Sky Valet Connect (Booth V98) has increased its footprint in France with the addition of five new FBOs to its branded network. In the four years since its founding at NBAA-BACE, the group has grown to 37 locations in five countries. The latest additions include the airport-managed FBOs at Bergerac Dordogne Périgord, Biarritz-Pays Basque, Caen, Deauville Normandie, and Pau Pyrénées airports.

The affiliate program to the Sky Valet chain was created to give member FBOs the opportunity to retain their independence while benefitting from market power, more recognizable brand, and network, as well as increased international visibility at events such as EBACE.

“We are very grateful to these five [French] airports for the trust that they are placing in our label,” said Jean-François Guitard, director of general aviation and business development with parent company Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur. “We are convinced of the potential of these destinations that are positioned in the heart of dynamic but isolated regions, or have a strong international influence.”

Guitard told AIN that while he looks to pursue a Euro-centric policy for further expansion of the network, FBOs at French-administered islands in the Caribbean such as Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Saint Martin would also be considered for admission.