Jet Aviation has acquired full ownership of the San Juan fixed-base operator (FBO) at Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico.
Jet Aviation has been operating the FBO in San Juan under a management agreement with the previous owner, Pazos, since March 2017, when the FBO was rebranded as Jet Aviation.
“Bringing the San Juan FBO completely under Jet Aviation management reinforces our commitment to our customers, our employees and the region,” said David Paddock, senior vice-president and general manager, Jet Aviation Regional Operations USA. “Our goal is to deliver business aviation services as close to demand as possible, while ensuring consistency across our growing global network.”
A new, larger hangar is due to open in the first quarter of 2019 to replace the one destroyed by Hurricane Maria in 2017. The hangar will feature 20,000 square feet of hangar space and 2,500 square feet of office space, and will offer customers parking facilities, refuelling, third party aircraft maintenance, meeting space, an executive passenger lounge, flight-planning workstations and a pilots’ suite.
The San Juan FBO has a full-service, onsite US Customs and Border Protection terminal to facilitate customs, immigration and agriculture processing of international flights.
“Jet Aviation operates 10 FBOs in the U.S. and Caribbean,” Paddock added. “San Juan is a high-performing FBO with excellent long-term growth prospects and we are delighted to fully bring it into our fold.”
Hector Vasquez will continue in his role as FBO director and serve as general manager at San Juan.