Business aviation flights double at FBO RIGA

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FBO RIGA has recorded double-digit growth in demand for its services after the launch of its new business aviation center at Riga International Airport (RIX). In October 2015, the total number of business aviation flights handled by the company more than doubled while the number of business passengers climbed by 60% compared to the same period in 2014.

“We are glad that our customers have highly estimated the capabilities of the new FBO RIGA business aviation center. The first results speak for themselves – in less than two months after the launch of the new FBO facility we have climbed to the volumes of 2010-2011 both in the number of handled flights and passengers, and we do not intend to stop here.

“Today we are in negotiations with business operators and jet owners offering them flexible and beneficial solutions that we develop individually according to the objectives and needs of every single customer,” said Roman Starkov, co-owner of FBO RIGA.

With the beginning of the winter season, FBO RIGA is recording high demand for hangar storage services and has already signed a number of contracts with jet owners and business operators. The company expects to fill the hangar capacity by the end of the year.

FBO RIGA business aviation center consists of a multiuse boutique-terminal, a 90,400ft² high tech aircraft hangar, a parking apron for business jets and a helipad. The hangar is fully equipped for storage and maintenance of business aircraft and can easily accommodate up to five Boeing Business Jets or nine Gulfstream G550s. The company also plans to launch an MRO station in early 2016.

November 16, 2015

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