Aviation service provider Avflight has made its first expansion into Canada with the acquisition of Kelly Western Jet Centre, one of three FBOs at Winnipeg’s James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.
The facility is open 24 hours a day, offering both jet-A and avgas, customs, deicing, crew cars, and charter handling, with 24,000 sq ft of hangar space to accommodate any size of business aircraft. The 12,000-sq-ft terminal includes a passenger lobby, pilot lounge with snooze rooms and shower facilities, flight planning area, car rental, and 12-seat A/V-equipped conference room along with office space. The Avfuel-affiliated company expects a seamless transition as it rebrands the facility to Avflight Winnipeg.
“Winnipeg is a key location for the Avflight network,” said Garrett Hain, the company’s vice president of finance. “This acquisition will help connect Avflight customers to business in Winnipeg and serve as the network’s gateway to Canada.”
This latest acquisition brings Avflight to 21 full-service FBOs across North America and Europe.