Luxaviation signs double deal with Lugano Airport


Luxaviation Group has entered a strategic cooperation agreement with Switzerland’s Lugano Airport and Colombo Wealth Management, in addition to an FBO cooperation agreement for its FBO management company ExecuJet.

The strategic cooperation includes Luxaviation’s existing partnership with Colombo, a Swiss wealth management company. The parties will work with Lugano Airport on the launch of a co-branded facility, providing joint marketing in return for Lugano’s FBO and aircraft handling services.

Patrick Hansen, CEO at Luxaviation Group, said, “Establishing partnerships with local companies worldwide allows us to provide specialist, regional services within a renowned international framework. Lugano Airport is in a strategic location and upholds very high standards of safety and service, matching Luxaviation’s own. It is ideally suited to those traveling to central Europe.”

Ettore Poggi, group FBO director at Luxaviation Group, added, “With 40-minute helicopter transfers available directly from the airfield and no slot restrictions, Luxaviation’s new Lugano Airport FBO gives customers an excellent alternative route into Davos. Lugano offers a very low chance of snowfall during the winter season, making it a safe option for those traveling to the January event.”

Maurizio Merlo, CEO at Lugano Airport, said, “Joining Luxaviation Group’s global network opens up our airport to an extensive FBO, operations and marketing support base. These resources will boost our customer service capabilities for existing clients, as well as helping us welcome those traveling to Lugano for the first time.

“This is especially important as Milan’s Linate Airport will be closing for three months next summer. The expansion of our executive offering will help ensure general and business aviation movements in the region are uninterrupted during Europe’s peak season.”


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