Luxembourg/ San Francisco (CA)– Luxaviation Group, one of the largest private aircraft operators worldwide, who is presenting today at the first edition of Revolution Aero in San Francisco (CA), signed an MOU with air transportation provider Flugauto, confirming its unique solution supply for the emerging VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) business.
Davos 2018: let us handle the details while you focus on what’s important
The 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF) held in Davos, Switzerland 23-26 January, 2018 was a record-breaking success for ExecuJet, part of Luxaviation Group, with a total of 620 business aircraft movements during the event across three European facilities.
WEF, committed to improving the state of the world, is the international organization for public-private cooperation. The annual event is not only a gathering of world leaders and economic intelligentsia with participants from more than 100 countries, but also of business aviation providers. Davos continues to be the gold standard to showcase excellence within the private aviation industry with thousands of private flight movements across few airports in a challenging alpine location. This year WEF hosted more than 400 sessions on the official programme, many of which were broadcast live on their website, and featured discussions on a wide range of topics under their theme “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World,” including sessions on climate change, terrorism, and globalisation.
To continue increasing capacity and improve support to our clients who value our convenience and discretion, ExecuJet partnered with People’s Airport St. Gallen-Altenrhein in November 2017. We co-manage the FBO facility on-site and now handle significantly more flight movements during WEF than traditionally out of our Zurich FBO, opened since 2003. Additionally, our Munich FBO also handled several flight movements during the 2018 WEF allowing three locations to successfully provide a full range of service options, from simple requests to longer-term aircraft parking, for our clients.
ExecuJet partnered with Ettore Poggi, Group FBO Director, Luxaviation, added: “This is one of the key events in the Luxaviation Group’s calendar, so it is vitally important that we maximise the number of flight movements we are able to handle. Since announcing ExecuJet’s partnership with People’s Airport St. Gallen-Altenrhein, we have been able to handle considerably more flight movements compared to last year. We are very proud to have been able to demonstrate our exceptional customer service to more and more customers.”
Looking back at the 2018 WEF, here are the most interesting statistics on aircraft and aircraft movement:
~86% of ExecuJet clients flew in from the UK, Ireland, and other Western and Eastern European locations – mainly short- and medium-haul flights (3-6 hours)
Only ~13% of ExecuJet clients arrived from the rest of the world (Africa/Middle East, Asia Pacific/India, North America and Latin America); mainly medium to long-haul flights (6 hours+)
Of all flight movements handled, the following aircraft type were the most common (ranked), with the Global Series maintaining top rank three years running!
Bombardier Global series (including the Global Express, Global Express XRS, Global 5000, and Global 6000)
Dassault Falcon 7X
We additionally handled several large aircrafts including an Airbus A319, Tupolev 204, and Embraer 190 during this year’s event.
Whether or not you attended this year’s WEF in Davos, we hope to have the chance to see you in Zurich, St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Munich or another of our leading FBOs around the world soon.