Omni Handling eyes new FBO opportunities

©Omni Handling CEO Ricardo Pereira

Omni Handling, Portugal’s leading executive aircraft handling company, is ready to expand in its local and regional markets, reflecting the strong growth in business aviation growth these past 12 months.  Already holding a 50%-plus market share in Lisbon, Cascais, Porto and Faro, the company has positioned itself in readiness with a revamped brand image and logo, together with an enhanced website.

Business aviation movements in and out of Portugal have grown 22.2% in the first quarter of 2019 (source WingX data). That period saw over 500 large jet movements. Bombardier Globals topped the leader board with 92 departures in the period, representing a 33.3% growth (18% of the total), Gulfstream G650/G600 departures were up 150% during the first three months of 2019. In the light bizav category, Pilatus PC-12 movements were up 14% in the first quarter of 2019, delivering a 10% year on year growth.  Faro, capital of the Algarve is doing especially well with a 10.4% in movements, while Cascais, another main Omni Handling station, grew 19.5% in the same period. “We want to capitalise on the growth, support our existing customers and attract new ones,” Mr Pereira concluded.

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