London Southend Airport Announces Major New Partnership With Landmark Aviation
London Southend Airport is delighted to announce an exclusive new partnership with Landmark Aviation to handle business jets during summer 2012.
Landmark Aviation is one of the world’s largest fixed based operators of business jets. It has 52 bases across the USA, Canada and France and a strong reputation for safety and excellent customer service.
The partnership will see Landmark utilising the exclusive new business jet facilities at London Southend Airport, offering their customers unrivalled access to the Olympic Park at Stratford and the City of London.
London Southend is the only UK airport with a direct mainline rail connection with the Games at Stratford – with up to 8 trains per hour from the brand new railway station. The airport is also located on two major dual carriageways (A127 and A13) that lead to Stratford and on to central London.
The airport’s new facilities include conference rooms and a number of different areas in which passengers and crew can relax before a flight. They also offer discreet, direct access to an exclusive business jet parking area and form part of the £100m (US$150m) investment in the airport by owners the Stobart Group.
London Southend Airport Managing Director Alastair Welch said “We are very excited to be entering into this partnership with Landmark. Our shared passion for excellent customer service, plus the airport’s new facilities coupled with the global reach of the Landmark network means that London Southend is going to be introduced to a wide range of customers who will value the service and benefits we can offer over other London airports this summer.”
Dan Bucaro, Landmark CEO added “We look forward to introducing our clients to London Southend Airport and to ensuring they receive the best possible welcome and service when they fly to the UK this summer – whether for the Olympics or any other reason. We’ve seen the airport facilities first hand and believe that they represent something new and very special for the London area.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
About London Southend Airport
Over £100 million has been invested in London Southend Airport by owners Stobart Group since it was acquired in 2008. New facilities include the train station on the London Liverpool Street (53 minutes travel time into the heart of the city), an Air Traffic Control Tower, terminal building, runway extension and radar. There is also a 4-star Holiday Inn within walking distance of the terminal and FBO facilities, which is due to open in August 2012. The 129-room hotel will feature a panoramic rooftop restaurant plus private dining, high tech conference facilities and several executive suites. The airport is predicting passenger growth to two million passengers per year by 2020. www.southendairport.com
About Landmark Aviation
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Landmark Aviation is a portfolio company of GTCR and Platform Partners, LLC. Landmark’s current network includes 11 fixed base operations in Europe and Canada, as well as 41 locations in the U.S. In addition, Landmark offers charter and MRO services, and also owns and operates Encore Support Systems. It is is one of the USA’s largest FBO networks, with a continued commitment to growth. Offering a wide range of services, including, FBO, MRO, charter and management, Landmark is able to successfully provide customers with a single source for all their aviation needs. www.landmarkaviation.com
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