Luxaviation buys Pairs-Le Bourget FBO

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Private aircraft and FBO operator Luxaviation has bought the Sky Valet FBO at Paris- Le Bourget from Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur and is rebranding it under its Execujet brand.

Sky Valet  provided handling at the 850-square meter VIP terminal  and in 2019 managed over 6,000 business aircraft movements, representing 12% of the movements at Paris-Le Bourget. Sky Valet is a brand owned and managed by Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur (ACA).

Paris-Le Bourget airport is Europe’s busiest business airport in terms of aircraft movements. According to ACA in 2019 it registered a total of 25.000 business aviation.

Patrick Hansen, CEO of Luxaviation Group said, “With the acquisition of the Paris-Le Bourget VIP Terminal, we are able to further grow our 26 strong VIP Terminal network under our ExecuJet brand and provide our clients with full-service ground handling in an unparalleled location.

“We continue to focus on our core aviation services and further concentrate on innovation and expansion. As a group, we are determined to drive the curve and to invest worldwide into the sector’s development.

Dominique Thillaud, president of the board of ACA said, “After five years of continuous growth and having achieved a market share of 12%, we are pleased with this sale to Luxaviation Group, which will extend the efforts and good results of Sky Valet Paris- Le Bourget. The dynamism of this VIP Terminal at one of Europe’s leading business airports can only contribute to the dynamism of our remaining FBO activities, in France and in Europe”.

Karol Gueremy, CEO of Luxaviation France and Portugal said, ” We are looking forward to welcoming the 15 experienced colleagues of Sky Valet France in our Luxaviation team in Paris. Their recognized excellence matches the high-level service spirit of Luxaviation throughout the Group and increases our service offering”.

Karol Gueremy will be supervising the team of this newly acquired VIP terminal in Paris.

Sky Valet operates 22 FBOs in France, Spain and Portugal including Cannes and St Tropez.

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