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Flexjet announced major expansion of private jet terminal network

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Flexjet announced major expansion of private jet terminal network - Business aviation publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: United States Aircraft: Airplanes

Flexjet will open three additional private jet terminals, bringing its total to eight within the U.S. The new terminals will be located at Miami Opa-Locka Executive Airport, Montana Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport and Arizona Scottsdale Airport. The Miami terminal also will serve as the seasonal hub for Flexjet’s South Florida helicopter service, an industry first. 

Flexjet Chief Experience Officer Megan Wolf commented: “More people than ever are electing to travel by private aircraft.  Expanding our private terminals in top locations ensures a more intimate experience for our owners. This increase in traffic means the large general aviation Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) in popular departure and arrival points are more hectic than in the past. Flexjet’s Owners-only lounges offer comfort and amenities to ease the transition from the jet to your final destination.”

Flexjet’s expanded private jet terminal network is part of a larger commitment by the company to build out its physical infrastructure. This includes one of private aviation’s largest and most diverse aircraft fleets, its largest controlled maintenance network and a state-of-the-art global operations control center slated to open in 2023. Together, they offer a unique global aviation infrastructure system that helps meet fast-growing demand. 

Flexjet private jet terminal at Miami Opa-Locka Executive Airport

Flexjet Opa-Locka Executive Airport private jet terminal is expected to be the first of the newly announced terminals to open. Located at the general aviation airport nearest to downtown Miami, the new facility bolsters the support services provided by fixed-base operators at the airport and offers Flexjet Owners a wide range of additional amenities. These include fully stocked bar and café stations, high-speed Wi-Fi access, modern conference rooms and dedicated concierges.

The Miami terminal also will serve as the seasonal hub for Flexjet South Florida helicopter service, which has begun for the 2023 winter season. Flexjet launched its helicopter division to provide last-mile transport for Owners of Flexjet aircraft traveling from airports to their final destinations, a door-to-door travel solution not available through any other provider in the U.S. Flexjet Owners and passengers will be able to travel directly from the landing of their Flexjet aircraft to their final South Florida destinations, avoiding local traffic and delays. In addition, these Sikorsky S-76 super mid-sized helicopters have a range of up to 300 nautical miles.

Flexjet Owners and passengers also will be able to use its helicopter service to access additional locations within the region such as its many entertainment, sports and lifestyle venues. The service is provided by the Sikorsky S-76, one of the most respected and longest running-production helicopters, with a heritage of more than 40 years and 7.5 million hours of safe flight.

Eli Flint, president of Flexjet’s private helicopter division, said: “Industrywide, there has been little integrated connection yet between fixed-wing operations and urban air mobility. A journey isn’t just from one airport to another; it should go beyond that to enable a passenger to access off-airport destinations, or even airports too small for jets. By definition, a helicopter’s utility transports passengers faster, closer and more directly to the final destination. Flexjet’s innovative helicopter service will provide a complementary step that will save travelers time and add convenience.”

 





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