Malmö Airport in Sweden is set to become one of the premiere full-service private jet hubs in Northern Europe, following the creation of 55 North Group, a new alliance between ground handling company MTS Aviation and private jet charter broker Sand Aviation.
The airport will become a strong contender to Copenhagen, Roskilde and Billund airports for private jet owners and a serious alternative to other cross-Atlantic fuel stops such as Reykjavik and Shannon.
The 55 North Group in Malmö offers a modern high service FBO with full VIP ground handling. The custom/immigration and security clearance is managed in house while aircraft parking can be provided in the air-conditioned hangar. Jet A1 and Avgas 100LL refuelling and defueling, full catering, maintenance, private jet charter brokerage, flight planning and permits, crew recruiting and even private jet sales are also available.
“As the commercial capacity reaches its maximum on many airports the private jet sector has been looking for time and cost efficient alternatives. In Malmö we have the capacity and we have now formed an alliance to position Malmö as the top location for all private jets based in northern Europe or just passing by en-route across the Atlantic,” said Helmut Gross, owner of MTS Aviation.
“We can now support both current and future private jet owners at Malmö Airport with our in-house flight operations for aircraft based worldwide and, as soon as our own AOC is completed, also manage and charter out clients jets for assignments within our strong global network. In addition, we provide tailored solutions for ad-hoc private jet charter customers, without the need to tie any money in a jet card or a factual ownership, all at one personal point of contact based at MTS Aviation premises,” commented Maria Asp, owner of Sand Aviation.
“Through the 55 North Group alliances we bring together all the competences and services required for both private jet owners and travellers. The combination of a top performing FBO, an internationally experienced charter brokerage and 24/7 flight operations in a top geographical position gives us a leading edge in the private jet market. We look forward to offer our complete 360 degree services at Malmö Airport,” added M Andersson, chief pilot and head of operations and aircraft sales/purchase at 55 North Group.