Odyssey Aviation announces acquisition of Golden Isles Aviation


Odyssey Aviation U.S. has acquired Golden Isles Aviation, a Fixed Base Operator serving McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport on St. Simons Island, GA.

With this acquisition, Odyssey expands its network of FBOs, adding to its current locations at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport (“ISM”) in Kissimmee, FL and the Willow Run Airport (“YIP”) in Ypsilanti, MI. Odyssey will continue to focus on providing world-class services to private aviation and other customers across its locations.

The acquisition of Golden Isles comes as part of Odyssey’s strategic initiative to create a boutique FBO business with the highest levels of customer service.

As part of the acquisition, CEO and president of Golden Isles, Larry Wade, will join Odyssey as a partner and serve on its Board of Directors. The GIA FBO will keep its current name and affiliations, as well as continuing as a World Fuel Air Elite location.

“We are truly excited to add Golden Isles to our growing network of FBOs,” said Salvatore Calvino, CEO of Odyssey. “The people are what makes Golden Isles a great FBO, and we are grateful that industry icon, Larry Wade, has agreed to join Odyssey and add to our team of experienced aviation industry leaders.”

“I am thrilled to be part of the Odyssey family,” said Wade. “Like Golden Isles, Odyssey’s first priority is its employees and customers.”

Ken Allison, president of Odyssey said, “Both organizations are built on delivering a world-class customer experience, making GIA a perfect fit with Odyssey.”

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