Jet Aviation expands services in the Caribbean with FBO grand opening in San Juan

July 25, 2017 Photo(s): By Jet Aviation

Jet Aviation marked the expansion of flight services in the Caribbean on July 13 with the grand opening of a new Fixed Base Operation (FBO) in San Juan at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport. More than 150 guests including customers and industry members attended the event.

"Jet Aviation San Juan now delivers industry-best FBO and flight-management services to customers at this increasingly busy destination and one of the most convenient airports for international travel in the region," said David Paddock, senior vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation Regional Operations USA. "It's the only FBO in the Caribbean with an on-site, full-service U.S. Customs and Border Protection terminal that conveniently provides all of the customs, immigration and agricultural services our international customers need."

Paddock said the new FBO facility features a modern design that includes 20,000 square feet for offices, meeting space, an executive passenger lounge, flight-planning workstations and a pilots' suite. An expanding aircraft parking ramp offers capacity for increased traffic and room for additional hangar facilities as needed.

Jet Aviation is managing the recently-completed FBO through an agreement with Pazos, which has built a tradition of FBO excellence with an experienced, trained and professional staff over the last 25 years. The facility is a long-standing member of the Air Elite global network of exceptional FBOs.

Pazos President Jose Maldonado said he was delighted to be partnering with Jet Aviation to advance the FBO to the next level of service and performance for customers.

The grand opening featured a welcome reception attended by customers, business and government leaders, airport executives, project developers and members of the aviation industry.

The red carpet leads to the entrance to the new FBO were guests were welcomed by staff in tuxedos and evening gowns
The overflow crowd of guests listens to remarks by Puerto Rico Secretary of Economic Development Miguel Laboy, attending on behalf of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló
The ribbon-cutting event featuring, left to right: Sanda Pomaski, Jet Aviation Head of Customer Service; David Best, Jet Aviation Vice President of Business Development; John Langevin, Jet Aviation Vice President of FBO Operations, North America; Zuleika Caballero, Jet Aviation San Juan, General Manager; Jose Maldonado, President of Pazos; Juan Bermúdez, Partner and Board Member, Jet Aviation San Juan; Dave Paddock, Jet Aviation Senior Vice President & General Manager, Regional Operations USA; Mayor José Aponte Dalmau, City of Carolina, Puerto Rico; Nuno Da Silva, Jet Aviation Regional Director of FBO Services, Southeast Region; Noemi Corporan, Jet Aviation San Juan FBO Manager