Saturday, 11 October 2014

Jet Assist Opens Belfast International Airport Business Jet Centre

                                                 
Image courtesy of Jet Assist 
Jet Assist, the new FBO based at Belfast International Airport (EGAA) was officially opened for business with a ceremonial ribbon cutting by Mr. Danny Kennedy.

Northern Ireland Minister for Regional Development. Branded as Jet Assist - Business Jet Centre the spacious facility specifically designed for the needs of business, private and state travellers is located next to the GA ramp, has its own security screening, seating for up to twenty five passengers, crew room, along with all the standard FBO amenities and represents one of the finest business aviation facilities on the island of Ireland.

Jet Assist-Business Jet Centre has branded fuel supply through the Ascent Global Fuel Brand as a member of the World Fuel Services Network of FBOs and offers very competitive Jet A-1 fuel prices for both destination and fuel stop traffic.

Belfast International Airport, strategically located on the North Atlantic Eastern Seaboard, is a 24H, no night time curfew airport with multiple runways and is rarely closed even when Mother Nature is at her very worst.

                                                 
Image Courtesy of Jet Assist 
Jet Assist’s Managing Director Ian Morrow thanked Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI), Northern Ireland's regional economic development agency who recognized that a Business Jet Centre is an integral part of attracting inward investment and promoting international trade & tourism. He went on to thank Belfast International Airport Chairman Mr. Graham Keddie & his team for “pulling out all the stops to ensure that BFS is a General Aviation friendly, efficient & competitive airport”.

Graham Keddie, managing director, Belfast International Airport (BIA), said “We are delighted to welcome Jet Assist to Belfast International Airport and I am confident that Ian and his team will grow and develop the business jet service here.  Jet Assist chose BFS because it is strategically located on the North Atlantic Eastern Seaboard, operates 24/7 with no night time curfews which is essential when operating in the business jet marketplace.”

Danny Kennedy, Minister for Regional Development, said “It is a real pleasure for me to be here to officially open Jet Assist, it is great to see young entrepreneurs succeeding in their chosen field and even more heartening to hear of the future business growth and job prospects.  I wish Ian and his colleagues every success.”

Early in the planning stage Jet Assist engaged Global FBO Consult, a Fixed Base Operator & BizAv advisory service, to guide them through the start up, provide business intelligence, media relations, personnel selection & training.

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