AVIAA, the global group purchasing organization for business aviation which provides procurement services for over 1,500 aircraft, has been active during the Coronavirus pandemic. Thirty-three new executive aviation destinations have been added to its international FBO network, each delivering attractive benefits and savings for its predominantly US and European operator members.
JetSet Services is one of the sizable new suppliers, bringing in 25 airport handling locations all over Greece, including Athens, Mykonos, Heraklion and Santorini.
Netherlands and Belgium-based
ASL Group adds Maastricht Aachen and Antwerp International to the portfolio, while US FBO Stancraft Jet Center introduces its Couer d’Alain handling facility in Idaho, a destination rapidly growing in popularity with US leisure flyers. In Central Europe, Capital Handling brings in Riga International – a frequent stop destination for Europe, Russia and Asia. And in the UK, prestigious brand Harrods Aviation expands AVIAA’s FBO presence in London Luton and Stansted Airports.
AviaPartner Executive adds Palma Mallorca FBO
AviaPartner Executive’s newest FBO in Palma Mallorca has just been added to the AVIAA network, complementing its stations in Ibiza, Malaga and Gerona. The new Palma facility offers domestic and international handling, aircraft fueling, catering, and cleaning, together with flight support, ground transfer, and bespoke concierge services.
“We have benefitted greatly from our collaboration with AVIAA and to encourage their members to try our latest FBO we are pleased to offer them free handling through to the end of 2020,” said
John Kay, AviaPartner’s General Manager Spain. “We want to do all we can to support customer travel during the pandemic,” he said.
Will Holroyd, Sales and Marketing Director at Harrods Aviation commented: “It is imperative that we do all we can to promote our two FBO locations in these challenging times. AVIAA provides a strong growing database of customers and a positive, flexible business partner relationship. In addition, they are proving to be very reliable and efficient to work with - offering a simple, transparent solution.”
“AVIAA is committed to helping our members make considerable savings and our FBO supplier network has wholeheartedly embraced this. We are confident, furthermore, about adding 10 to 20 more preferred locations, as early as year end, which will bolster our number of popular, international FBOs to nearly 200,” said AVIAA Chief Client Commercial Officer
Matt Smith. “Harrods Aviation, for example, is an internationally renowned name in business aviation services. We are thrilled to add its London Luton and Stansted private terminals are key gateways for our international fleet of operators.”
Established in 2017 with a global presence, AVIAA applies aggregation, transparency, industry expertise, and a technology platform with proprietary algorithms to improve the procurement processes for both operators and suppliers.
The business is headquartered in Park City, Utah and also has teams in California, Texas, Germany, and the UK.