UK and Ireland based FBO and aviation services provider Weston Aviation has signed a long-term contract to open a new Business Aviation Centre and FBO at Cork International Airport, Ireland.
The facility is Weston Aviation’s first venture outside of the UK as the company takes up residence at the executive hangar and office facility at the airport. This will be the first time that executive aircraft can avail of a hangar service at Cork Airport through Weston Aviation’s own hangar facility.
Already operating at four UK airports, Weston Aviation offers fixed base operations (FBO) and cargo handling as well as aircraft fuel and support services. The opening of the Business Aviation Centre marks the company’s move to expand internationally and the new facility will be open for business in September 2015. Weston Aviation will offer its full range of services including FBO services, long-term and adhoc hangarage and concierge services.
Weston Aviation’s managing director, Nick Weston said, “This announcement is an exciting one for Weston Aviation as we expand our business outside of the UK for the first time. We chose Cork Airport as our first international base for a number of reasons; key was the number of global businesses based in the region as well as the growing local economy. We believe that there is real scope to significantly develop our client base in Ireland from Cork and to provide world class executive handling facilities at the airport as well as hangarage for aircraft up to super-midsize types. We are looking forward to welcoming our existing and new customers to our new Business Aviation Centre at Cork.
“We were also drawn to Cork Airport because of the size and structure of the airport as it is similar to that of our other airport partners, where we continuously reinvest to develop our business and have seen year on year growth and development.”
Weston also announced that the company will be recruiting over the coming months. “We will be looking to initially recruit a team locally. These positions will be in sales, ground handling and administration and over the next two years we plan to expand the Irish team. It’s a very exciting time for Weston Aviation and we’re looking forward to growing our business at Cork Airport,” said Weston.
Clive Power, head of finance and vommercial at Cork Airport added, “We are delighted to welcome a company of the high calibre of Weston Aviation here at the airport. It is a positive sign for the local economy that a company such as Weston Aviation sees the potential in the region. It is also an endorsement of our first-class facilities at the airport.”
Picture (L-R): Nick Weston, managing director, Weston Aviation and Clive Power, head of finance and commercial, Cork Airport, outside the new Weston Aviation hangar and Business Aviation Centre
July 29, 2015