Top 5 Fixed-Based Operators (FBO)
Based in London with operations at both Luton Airport and Stansted Airport, Harrods Aviation provides an unparalleled level of luxury and service to private jet passengers. Both bases boast fully equipped hangars for aircraft maintenance as well as state of the art lounge spaces for their clients. The Harrods operations department is staffed to handle client requests ranging from catering to laundry services—all while providing security and anonymity to their highly valued clientele. The FBO has been host to an array of VIPs from Presidents to entertainment moguls’ making it one of our top choices for your next arrival destination.
With over two dozen locations spanning from the Isla Grande Executive Airport in Puerto Rico to Toronto Buttonville Municipal Airport in Canada, Million Air is one of the world’s top provider of private jet services to their exclusive client list. Each location provides an array of amenities often including a hospitality bar, theater room, business center and Mercedes crew bar. Additionally, the FBOs are equipped for hangar storage, emergency breakdown maintenance and avionics repairs/installations. Founded in 1918, Millionaire’s extensive experience and professionalism shines through as they approach a century in business.
Located on the north east coast of Sardinia, Eccelsa Aviation operates a private aviation facility only minutes from some of the Mediterannean’s most spectacular coastlines. The facilities are equipped with a VVIP waiting area so that high profile guests can arrive and depart through an extremely private and secure separate entrance. Passengers can shop while they wait with designer selections ranging from Rolex to Brunello Cucinelli. Additionally, Eccelsa offers local art, food and wine for sale to its patrons. With a renowned concierge service, this FBO can arrange for the luxury sports car of your dreams to be waiting upon your arrival; ready to whisk you to a chartered yacht — all pre-arranged through a partner company. Even browsing the website makes us want to book a trip right away.
Royal Jet, Abu Dhabi
Situated at the Abu Dhabi International Airport, the Royal Jet FBO is located at what some consider to be the “crossroads of the world.” Just fifty miles from Dubai, Royal Jet’s location is a common technical stopover for flights between Europe and the Far East. Royal Jet prides itself on discretion and security, providing an in-house customs and immigration department for its passengers to assure a quick turn-around time. The staff is available 24/7 to meet any demand of their clients while they relax in VIP lounges, dine on culinary favorites or conduct business in state of the art conference rooms. While Royal Jet guarantees a 40 minute turn-around time for technical stops, you may find that you want to stay a little longer and enjoy the famed hospitality of the Middle East.
Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre
Since its inception in 2008, Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre has been voted the best Asian FBO for an unprecedented six consecutive years. With highly trained on-staff concierge services and a fully integrated customs department, the FBO is well suited to meet all of their clients’ needs. The staff can arrange personalized city tours while your plane is refueled or you can just relax in their world class executive lounges. With a recent multi-million dollar investment, the 18,500 sq. foot terminal building promises to be even more attractive over the coming years.