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Business Jets Take off with Weston Aviation at Doncaster Sheffield Airport
Dignitaries from Luxembourg and Thailand have been amongst the first to make the most of Doncaster Sheffield Airports new Fixed Base Operator (FBO).
The announcement in June that Weston Aviation had been awarded the FBO and business aviation concession at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, took the company’s portfolio of UK Business Aviation Centres to four making Weston Aviation the second largest independent UK chain of FBOs in terms of locations.
Nick Weston, Managing Director of Weston Aviation said: “Opening a new Business Aviation Centre at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield was a significant advancement in the company’s growth.
“This new partnership with the airport is going very well and already we’ve had a very positive response from both regular and new customers alike. Aircraft movements have slightly increased since last year and we see this as a positive step in the right direction for the future.”
As part of the arrangement, Weston Aviation have taken responsibility for local charter sales development and marketing for both business aviation and cargo aircraft operations at the airport and promotion of the airport for ad-hoc charters, working closely with charter brokers and operators.
Mr. Weston added, “We’ve begun marketing to local businesses and we have already had a number of charter enquiries as a result of this. We’d like local businesses to use private aircraft charter to benefit their business and see it as an effective business tool.”
The new Business Aviation Centre started operations in July.
Steve Gill, Airport Director at Doncaster Sheffield Airport added, “We are glad to see that Weston Aviation is bringing business through the airport. We knew there was tremendous potential by working with them to develop additional business, complementing the existing scheduled and charter passenger services.
“The time is right to establish Doncaster Sheffield Airport in the business aviation, cargo and ad-hoc charters markets. We believe that this will benefit not just the airport but businesses across the region too.”
(L to R) Richard Beale, Operations, Weston Aviation, Chris Harcombe, Aviation Development Manager, Peel Airports, Steve Gill, Airport Director, Nick Weston, MD Weston Aviation, Becky Carver, GM Weston Aviation, Stuart Grasely, Station Manager, Weston Aviation