Jet Aviation Zurich FBO handles vast majority of Head-of-State WEF 2016 flights
ZURICH, January 25, 2016 – Jet Aviation Zurich spent months preparing for the surge of VIP customers that arrived in Zurich to attend the 46th annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting, held January 20-23, 2016 in Davos, Switzerland. The company served the majority of aircraft and passengers attending WEF, handling 612 movements and 1,830 passengers while supporting fuel sales of 1.5 million liters.
As the most important gathering of the world’s esteemed, powerful and resourceful leaders in business, politics, education and innovation, the 46th annual WEF drew business aviation traffic from around the world, most of which converged on the Jet Aviation Zurich FBO last week. The company handled 612 movements, 1,830 passengers and 306 WEF aircraft, including a record number of ultra-large aircraft at Zurich International Airport and the Military Airport in Dubendorf.
“WEF represents Jet Aviation’s annual operational highlight during which we welcome and take care of a host of distinguished guests and aircraft arriving in Zurich,” says General Manager of Jet Aviation Zurich Monica Beusch. “Maintaining the highest service standards while dealing with these kinds of numbers in such a short timeframe requires total commitment and careful planning. We received high praise from a number of customers who depend on our personalized services and I am very proud of the team. I was particularly pleased by their professional cooperation with the Authorities and Security, which helped ensure seamless handling for our guests.”
To help cope with the surge of handling requests during WEF, Jet Aviation Zurich brought in team members from its EMEA FBOs in Geneva, Switzerland; Dusseldorf, Berlin and Munich, Germany; and Dubai, UAE. In addition, the company increased its automobile fleet by 15 cars airside and two landside vehicles.
Jet Aviation Zurich offers FBO handling and fueling services, and is the only location at the Zurich airport providing Avgas. Located just 15 minutes from the heart of Zurich’s financial district, the facility is a convenient entry point for those attending the many international events held in Switzerland.
Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. More than 4,500 employees cater to client needs from more than 25 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services. Jet Aviation’s European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 250 aircraft. Please visit www.jetaviation.com and follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/jetaviation.
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