Luxaviation Group is celebrating a significant step forward for its European growth, with fleet additions and a new hangar at its ExecuJet Zurich facility, which more than triples the operator’s capacity at the Swiss hotspot.
ExecuJet’s new private hangar space at Zurich Airport is double the size of its existing facility at 5,000m2 – large enough to house multiple ultra-long range aircraft, including A330s and BBJs. The expansion also includes 10,000m2 of apron space, to complement ExecuJet’s 4,000m2 of private ramp parking. Niclas von Planta, Vice President Europe, ExecuJet says: “Hangar space is in very high demand at Zurich Airport, due to our cold, snowy winters. As well as being Switzerland’s largest international airport, Zurich is also the sixth-busiest airport in Europe for business aviation.”
The hangar, first constructed in 1948, is named ‘Bogenhanger’ – ‘bow’ hangar – after its arched roof, now a protected aspect of the building. It was used from 1949 by Swissair. Four aircraft have joined Luxaviation’s fleet in Europe so far this year, including a Gulfstream V, G650, Challenger 650 and Phenom 300. The latter two aircraft are available for charter.