The announcement of Execujet’s new FBO at Paris – Le Bourget airport means private jet customers now have even more choice at what is the number one private jet hub in Europe, averaging 65 private jet departures each day.
As Execujet are also themselves an operator and broker of private jet charter, it remains to be seen whether other private jet operators or brokers will choose to use the FBO. Obviously there will be some reluctance from them to expose their customers to a competitor’s brand! At PrivateFly.com we are increasingly seeing customers having an opinion on which FBO they choose – many of our customers using Paris-Le Bourget will ask to use Signature’s FBO services.
The private jet industry is undergoing much change as it comes out of recession and it will be interesting to see what happens to the FBO landscape. At PrivateFly we aim to make private jet travel more transparent and easier to arrange and to give customers as much choice as possible. I predict that customers will begin to have more and more of an opinion about which FBO they wish to use as the industry evolves in the next few years.