Top Ten for Ten – FBOs

This month’s Vertis Aviation Top Ten for Ten high-lights some of the business aviation world’s favourite FBOs, from free-range parrots to film-set locations to African art galleries, the eclectic selection may inspire dreams of voyages until we can travel freely once again.

While the hope is not to spend too much time in FBOs, this prestigious selection delivers comfort, efficiency and reliable support for crew. There are multiple impressive FBOs in the world, but these are the ones that our clients look forward to travelling through on arrival or departure.

After all the journey is as important as the destination.

1. Farnborough FBO, Farnborough Airport – London, England
Located at the world’s first carbon neutral business aviation airport the FBO at Farnborough is the epitome of contemporary architecture combined with stylish interiors and attentive service, a perennial favourite with our customers, and with crew, it also played a cameo role in the James Bond Quantum of Solace movie.

2. Fireblade Aviation, O.R. Tambo International Airport – Jo’burg, South Africa
One of Africa’s very few full service FBOs the Fireblade facility at O.R. Tambo incorporates the essence of southern Africa. Beautiful local art displayed in the FBO gallery combines with warm hospitality across two elegantly appointed levels and external terrace . A fully integrated customs and immigration adjacent to the apron makes this the perfect entry point onto the continent.

3. Jetex FBO Terminal, Al Maktoum International Airport – Dubai, UAE
The commodious Jetex FBO at Dubai blends contemporary interior design with five-star hospitality incorporating a fleet of Rolls Royce, lavish cigar lounge, and plush furniture, to match even the most luxurious Dubai hotel. It is also incredibly efficient for passengers and crew alike.


4. Luton Harrods, London Luton Airport – Luton, England
Supporting its namesake’s heritage the Luton Harrods FBO delivers highly personalised service to every individual passing through while offering the utmost in discretion. The luxurious VIP space provides an oasis from the busy main airport along with the amenities to support all a crew needs for efficient flight operations.

5. Kayan Jet FBO, Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport – Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis
Kayan FBO on the beautiful island of St Kitts & Nevis provides an experience comparable to that of a high-end resort. With five-star chefs ready to create a menu tailored to your taste, a sophisticated outdoor lounge area, and interior design emulating local style, Kayan welcomes in style and says farewell with grace.

6. Fontainebleau Aviation FBO, Miami Opa-Locka Executive Airport – Miami, USA
The Fontainebleau FBO facility reflects the impressive architecture of downtown Miami which is just minutes away. Jet-side ground transportation beneath a gravity defying, solid awning protects travellers from unexpected rains, while the bright and airy mid-century interiors provide a chic space in which to prepare for flight. With service aiming to epitomise the glamour of a bygone era Fontainebleau always creates an impression.

7. Atlantic Aviation SLC, Salt Lake City International Airport – Salt Lake City, USA
The charming hospitality of the Atlantic Aviation FBO complements the relaxed, modern ski chalet styling of the interior, which reflects the numerous ski resort destinations a short drive away. The friendly staff embrace their responsibilities, expertly managing all concierge services at the FBO and beyond, while travellers relax by the impressive, ceiling-height stonewalled fireplace.

8. Eccelsa Aviation, Olbia Airport – Sardinia, Italy
Encased in locally sourced Giallo San Giacomo yellow granite and surrounded by indigenous foliage, the Eccelsa FBO merges seamlessly with the landscape. Al fresco traditional Italian-cuisine can be enjoyed on the summer lounge patio, exclusive designer brand shopping, and the Sardinian warmth of the Eccelsa team are just some of the attractions to this wonderful FBO.

9. Grafair Jet Centre, Stockholm City Airport – Stockholm, Sweden
This makes our list for its convivial approach to caring for its customers. A piano, aquarium, fireplace, underground wine cellar, and the famous Grafair mascot, the owner’s parrot which is free to fly at will, creates a consistently singular experience. This is without doubt the quirkiest FBO on our list.

10. MJets FBO, Don Mueang International Airport – Bangkok, Thailand
Our choice for Asia’s leading FBO MJets Thailand impeccably blends spiritual Thai culture with international levels of service for passengers and crew seeking rest, relaxation or productivity. Private accommodation, onsite security for passengers and aircraft, and integrated immigration services deliver an oasis of calm at the busy airport.

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