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EXECUJET South Africa handled a record number of private jet movements during the last two months with the inauguration of South Africa’s new President in May and soon after that, the 19th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa that took place in Cape Town from 10 -12 June.
During June ExecuJet’s new FBO in Cape Town handled delegates to the WEF with private jets carrying overseas ministers, presidents, VIPs and celebrities.
With numbers up significantly from last year, ExecuJet managing director Ettore Poggi commented “We’re pleased that our new facility has aided in the smooth transition of travel for the vast number of delegates attending this years WEF. They require high quality and privacy and ExecuJet’s new facility provides just that”. The Cape Town facility is strategically located parallel to the main runway with 5 000 sq m of hangar space and 7 000 sq m of dedicated ramp parking.
The aircraft flying into Cape Town consisted mainly of wide-body business jets (Gulfstream IVs, Gulfstream Vs and Global Express aircraft) which, combined with the increase in jet movements, contributed to an increase in ExecuJet’s fuel sales.
Earlier, over the five day period of 7-11 May 2009 with the inauguration ceremonies, ExecuJet handled 28 international and 28 local movements at Lanseria and 35 movements at OR Tambo International Airport.
The ExecuJet Aviation Group offers a diverse range of services including pre-owned and new aircraft sales, aircraft management for private and commercial registered aircraft, aircraft charter and maintenance.
Headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, ExecuJet has operations in five regions – Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and South Africa, with a workforce of over 800 staff.
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