BizavNews the most prestigious Business Aviation Magazine in Russia, was visiting us to Barcelona to make an interview about the Spanish Executive Aviation, and its development in Russia.
English Translation from the Russian article:
Spanish business charter operator Executive Airlines continues to increase the fleet of aircraft for charter flights. In the near future the company plans to add two aircraft Cessna Citation Excel and a Dassault Falcon 2000, which were purchased in the secondary market.
As commented to BizavNews, Sales Manager from Executive Airlines Oscar Garcia Sarda, there is some recovery in European business aviation market. “Barcelona airport again slowly comes to life, and we have seen some increase in traffic. It is still modest, but it is a clear signal to the fact that the traditional “Summer” season will not be a failure. Against this background, it should be noted that the Russian traffic during the winter months, despite the difficult political situation between Russia and the EU fell slightly. Winter Russian clients flies to airports close to Andorra, but now that the summer is getting closer to we forecast growth of flights to resort destinations, again through Barcelona. Russian customers are very important to us, and we are actively working with our partners to attract new customers and retain existing pool, helping us by strategic partner specialized in Russia – the company FlyNAYOX », – commented Mr. Garcia.
Executive Airlines is now the largest Spanish operator with a mixed fleet of aircraft, consisting of 17 aircraft from Cessna Mustang to the Gulfstream G550. For charter flights using 10 planes, including the new Dassault Falcon 2000 and Dassault Falcon 900EX Easy. All of them belong to private owners, but are available to perform charter flights. Optimal for operations in Russia, the company considers ten-seater Gulfstream G200, which is the most demanded among customers from Russia due to optimal combination of price and quality. This summer, Executive Airlines will make a final decision on the possibility of basing one of the planes in Moscow. It is likely to be about 12-seat Falcon 900EX Easy with the attractive price of not more than 6,000 euros per flight hour.
Own park operator consists mainly on aircraft Cessna Citation (Mustang, CJ1, Ultra and Bravo), which are the most popular in the Spanish market of business aviation. In addition, Executive Airlines has at its disposal ten-seater Gulfstream G200, six-seater Gulfstream G150 and eight-seater Bombardier Learjet 45.
In addition to managing aircraft and charter flights, Executive Airlines is actively working in other segments, including handling, MRO (Gulfstream, Cessna Citation, Bombardier, Dassault), and aviation consulting. The company has a Spanish certificate AOC.
According to AENA (Spanish Airports and Air Navigation Administration), Executive Airlines annually increased their flights from 7 to 9%, carrying out of their bases in Barcelona and Madrid about 13,000 passengers.