Omni opens new FBO at Faro Airport


Portuguese executive aviation company Omni Handling has opened a new FBO at Faro Airport in the Algarve.

The 150 square meter landside FBO features a passenger lounge, crew rest area, fully-equipped kitchen, en-suite private bedroom and a very attractive outdoor terrace that was developed by Portugal’s Mood 4 Wood company. The Movart Gallery, specialists in African contemporary art provided the artwork to give a final inspiring touch to the FBO.

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The Faro FBO’s crew rest area and passenger lounge

Omni Handling’s CEO Ricardo Pereira said, “Faro is where our activity has been growing most these past two years and it was only logical to invest here in a luxurious new FBO to the benefit of our trusted clients.’

“The inauguration of the Faro FBO follows the recent opening of our two other lounges in Cascais and Madeira this year, setting new FBO facility standards for our passengers and crew in the region,” said Omni Handling’s director, Jerome Franier.

The Faro FBO also features, in perhaps the first for a European FBO, a virtual golf simulator in a dedicated area. “Visitors play golf year-round here – what better attraction to offer this experience to our clients when visiting our FBO,” Jerome added. When not used as a golf simulator, the dedicated practice area and giant screen will convert into a movie theatre.

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The Trackman golf simulator at the Faro FBO

According to Omni it is the largest executive handler in Portugal with more  than 50% market share and facilities in Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Cascais and more recently Funchal in Madeira and Santa Maria in the Azores. The company also provides exclusive handling services in Cape Verde since 2011 as well as in Angola, Mozambique and São Tomé e Principe since 2019.

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