International aviation services provider ExecuJet has expanded its reach in the Australasia region with the purchase of Air Center One, a long-standing FBO at New Zealand’s Auckland International Airport (NZAA). The Luxaviation Group subsidiary, a member of the Paragon Aviation Network, now has 24 FBOs, including three others in the area—at Wellington International Airport, which it manages in partnership with Capital Jet Services, and in Australia at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport and Essendon Fields Airport in Melbourne.
NZAA is the country’s busiest airport with more than 2,000 business aviation flights a year. International flights represent more than half of the operations, with destinations such as Australia, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the U.S.
In operation for more than 35 years, the Air Center One facility offers a 1,750 sq ft (167 sq m) terminal with customs and immigration processing services, a dedicated guest lounge with views of the ramp, conference rooms, crew lounge, showers, and concierge. Third-party hangar space available for itinerant business aircraft. Founder Robin Leach will remain with the facility to ensure a smooth transition.
“We are excited to be expanding our global FBO network through this acquisition and offering our services at another major destination in the region,” said Luxaviation CEO Patrick Hansen. “Air Center One has been for a long time our preferred handling agent in Auckland, which is a major destination for New Zealand and complements our partnership at the Wellington FBO.”