24/7 FBO Opening at Berlin Schoenefeld
ExecuJet Europe next month is opening what it describes as the first dedicated executive aircraft FBO at Berlin Schoenefeld Airport. The new operation will expand the existing Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services maintenance facility, in which ExecuJet is a 20-percent shareholder. The round-the-clock FBO will phase in services over the next six months. When completed at the end of this year, it will offer fueling, on-site customs and immigration clearance, a pilot lounge and a flight-planning suite, as well as catering and concierge services. ExecuJet group also has FBOs at Zurich, Copenhagen Roskilde, Johannesburg and Dubai. Under government plans, most air traffic for the German capital will be concentrated at Schoenefeld beginning in 2011, when the airport will be renamed Berlin Brandenburg International. For the time being, no slots are required to use the airport.