Turkey's Istanbul Atatürk International Airport FBO, which is run by Bilen Air Service in strategic partnership with ExecuJet Middle East, has reported a 30% increase in movements for the first two months of the tie-up.

"We are very pleased that the concept of teaming up our local knowledge with ExecuJet's service expertise and international profile has been successful already," said Hakan Celt, president of Bilen Air Service.

"After signing the strategic partnership with ExecuJet we have had 14 new foreign operators using our services already. It is a reaffirmation to us that taking this step was the right one going forward," he added.

The FBO is targeting a 50% increase in the monthly traffic volume by the end of March 2012.

Mark Abbott, ExecuJet Group FBO director, said: "Both companies have put a lot of effort into this cooperation and I am very happy that their work is already getting some positive feedback."

The facility is undergoing a full refurbishment to reflect the corporate style of both companies. The latest addition is a 1500m2 hangar parking area with 14 business rooms and 12 storage units.

ExecuJet Middle East will be celebrating its "Turkey meets Dubai" partnership with Bilen Air Service at the show on 14 November at 14:00 at the ExecuJet stand.

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Source: Flight Daily News