FBO’s (Fixed-Base Operators). Essentially, FBOs provide aircraft maintenance, fuel service, catering, ground transportation and hangar services.
Until recently, the aircraft would get lots of pampering, but the passengers had to make do with whatever facilities were available. However, times have changed, and terminals must compete with service in addition to price.
Here are some improvements you will love:
This is the biggest change in recent years. The Private Jet Charter Traveler expects a certain level of style and comfort. FBO lounges are being re-designed with stylish, ultra-comfortable chairs, functional work-spaces, a bar and perhaps a spa area. Some even border on whimsical, with hammocks and foosball tables – just in case you miss summer camp.
This is obvious when catering to business travelers, but some FBOs lacked the bandwidth and security to meet the demand. Many have invested heavily in upgrades, to provide a seamless wireless experience for passengers.
By catering to a more discriminating clientele, FBOs have attracted upscale business partners. For example, Harrods luxury department store opened FBOs at airports in Britain and intends to franchise out the brand. Hotel chains are also creating their own FBOs. Hilton recently opened a FBO/Hotel on St. Simons Island in Georgia, U.S.A. It is the height of convenience: passengers can literally walk off the aircraft and into the hotel.
This is everything else an astute Private Jet Charter FBO can offer. For example, here is a list of other amenities offered by the top 7 FBOs in the Los Angeles area:
- Gourmet catering
- Conference rooms
- Hot cookies
- Notary service
- Kids play areas
- Nap rooms
- Exercise facilities
- Concierge service
Long gone are the days of waiting in a shabby lounge while your private jet charter aircraft is being readied. Book a flight today, and discover the extraordinary comfort of the new FBOs!
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