ExecuJet Africa is set to open a new fixed base operation at Murtala Muhammed international airport in Lagos, Nigeria, on 1 October. The move is a "direct response to the vibrant growth taking place in the business gateway Africa", says Mark Abbott, ExecuJet Group FBO director.

The Swiss-headquartered business aviation services provider plans to offer business aircraft maintenance, aircraft and passenger handling, as well as charter and management services. The 24h FBO will offer ground support equipment, a VIP lounge and crew areas, flight planning, weather reports, catering, fuelling and hotel accommodation. On-site customs and immigration services will be added in the coming months.

Among the first aircraft to be based at the FBO will be two ExecuJet business jets fully available for charter, says the company, which already has bases in Lanseria, and Cape Town, both in South Africa. Authorised line maintenance support for Bombardier, Dassault Falcon and Hawker Beechcraft aircraft will also be provided.

"ExecuJet Africa has gone to great lengths to establish a larger footprint in Africa to meet the growing needs of the group's customers," says ExecuJet Africa managing director Etti Poggi. "Africa needs modern, safety-regulated aviation services to facilitate the expansion of many industry sectors."

He adds: "ExecuJet is committed to meeting that requirement and contributing to the advancement of an efficient, high-growth African economy."

Source: Flight International