ExecuJet reveals strong Q1 growth for business aviation in Africa

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Private jet company ExecuJet is celebrating a successful start to 2017 in Africa, with notable increases in demand at its South African and Nigerian FBOs in Q1.

Its FBO located at Lanseria International Airport (FALA) in Johannesburg, South Africa, has experienced a 31% growth in flights numbers compared with the same period last year. ExecuJet’s Cape Town FBO at Cape Town International Airport (CPT) saw a 19% growth and its FBO in Lagos, Nigeria, a 13% rise in popularity.

Graeme Duckworth, vice president in Africa for ExecuJet, said, “We have had a great start to the year in Africa. Our continual growth in flight movements through our facilities is testament to ExecuJet’s, and the Luxaviation Group’s, commitment to delivering outstanding customer service and industry expertise.

“We continue to welcome back those who have flown with us previously, and we are delighted to attract new clients each month.”

In February 2017, ExecuJet’s Cape Town FBO was the handling agent for the first visit to South Africa of the Airbus A400M Atlas, the Royal Air Force’s next-generation military transport aircraft. The aircraft, based at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, UK, delivered a rigid-hulled inflatable safety boat to HMS Clyde, an offshore patrol vessel undergoing maintenance at Naval Base Simon’s Town.

ExecuJet will serve the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA), which takes place in Durban, South Africa, on May 3-5.

Duckworth added, “Last year’s WEFA was a successful event for ExecuJet. Our experienced team is looking forward to welcoming all visiting aircraft, crew and VIP passengers with the highest levels of service.

“We will be providing an array of ground handling and concierge services. As aircraft parking and storage at Durban’s King Shaka International Airport will be limited, the facilities at our Cape Town and Lanseria FBOs offer overnight and long-term parking solutions.”

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