New Addition to European Fleet and Zurich Base Voted Best FBO in Switzerland

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ExecuJet is pleased to announce the addition of another Bombardier Global Express ultra-long range jet to its European fleet. ExecuJet�s Zürich base has been voted best Fixed Base Operator (FBO) in Switzerland by charter operators and brokers in the annual European Business Air News FBO survey.

ExecuJet is pleased to announce the addition of another Bombardier Global Express ultra-long range jet to its European fleet. Although home-based in Zürich, Switzerland, the aircraft is operationally based in Kiev, Ukraine (UKBB) strategically positioned to capture increasing charter demand out of Eastern Europe for widebody ultra-long range business jets. This brings to six, the number of Global Express aircraft in ExecuJet’s world wide charter fleet.

“ExecuJet continues to target Eastern Europe to grow our charter and aviation services business,” comments Peter Smales, managing director of ExecuJet Europe. “We have been very vocal the past year about our European expansion plans, particularly with respect to Eastern Europe, so the addition of this Global Express and it’s positioning in Kiev is an important milestone, providing the perfect platform to satisfy regional demand for large cabin comfortable non-stop travel to the Far East and Americas.”

In related news, ExecuJet’s Zürich base has been voted best Fixed Base Operator (FBO) in Switzerland by charter operators and brokers in the annual European Business Air News FBO survey. Fixed Base Operations typically cover business aviation activities such as flight planning and ground handling services which include in-flight catering, refuelling, customs and immigration assistance and aircraft valet. ExecuJet’s catering facilities were also voted into the top position in Europe and the FBO ranked 6th overall out of a total of 177 FBO’s surveyed. The company also ranked highly in Passenger Facilities and Technical Capabilities sections.

ExecuJet is pleased once again to be an official ground handling service provider for The World Economic Forum which will be presenting its annual general meeting in Davos, Switzerland on 26 - 30 January 2005. This service will be in partnership with Swissport Executive Aviation.

A dedicated ExecuJet team will be ready at Zürich-Airport to provide delegates with a comprehensive suite of platinum concierge services. This includes an executive aircraft ground package that covers full airfield services and specially negotiated arrangements for onward travel to Davos by limousine or helicopter. Delegates will also be able to make use of a WEF help desk on arrival in Zürich.

The ExecuJet Aviation Group is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, and has operations in five regions: Australasia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Each region hosts several dedicated business divisions, each focused on specific skills and services within the aviation industry, including Pilatus PC-12 and Bombardier business jet aircraft sales, flight operations, including aircraft management and charter, aircraft maintenance and FBO facilities. ExecuJet currently operates more than 70 aircraft under partial or full management and offers 36 aircraft for charter, deployed in key European, Middle Eastern, Australian and South African bases and operating under one of ExecuJet's six regional civil aviation issued air operating certificates.

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