Skyservice Business Aviation, a North American business aviation specialist company has now opened its new Vancouver International Airport (YVR) Fixed-Based Operations (FBO).
“We are delighted to welcome customers to our newest FBO facility,” commented Benjamin Murray, President, and CEO of Skyservice. “Vancouver is an essential hub for Canadian commerce and recreation and a key location for our clients.”
“We intend to make further investments at the airport, including expanding our hangar footprint, providing on-site maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) capabilities, and operating sustainability initiatives.”
Skyservice Vancouver becomes the company’s eleventh fixed-based operation and sixth World Fuel Air Elite location in Canada, providing extensive ground handling, fueling, and hangarage services along with bespoke customer service, aircraft management, and private jet charter services.
Skyservice operates two additional locations dedicated solely to MRO services in Muskoka, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec.
The operator is also expanding into Napa, California this spring and constructing an additional private jet center in Seattle, Washington to replace its existing facility.
“We are thrilled to announce our expanded relationship with Skyservice, a trusted leader in aviation services.”
“Our new agreement marks an important milestone in our growth strategy, allowing us to invest and expand with Skyservice at Vancouver Airport”, said Malcolm Hawkins, senior vice president at World Fuel Services.
“As an essential location in the World Fuel Network, Skyservice’s membership in Air Elite and commitment to providing the highest standard of service will allow us to deliver exceptional experiences to our flight department cardholders.”
“We look forward to working together to provide unparalleled service and solutions to general and business aircraft operators.”
The Vancouver FBO facility
The new FBO will offer a multi-level passenger lounge with beautiful views of the Pacific Mountain Range.
Aircraft infrastructure includes three heated hangars, and a 175,000 sq ft ramp space capable of accommodating aircraft like the Global 7500/8000 and Gulfstream 700/800s.
The Vancouver facility will enjoy the same comforts and luxurious amenities as Skyservice’s other award-winning FBOs once renovations are complete.
Skyservice is committed to sustainable operations and will provide carbon offsets to clients.
Skyservice was the first business aviation company, in partnership with World Fuel Services, to offer sustainable aviation fuel in Canada to business aviation clients at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). The company target is to become carbon neutral by 2050.
Vancouver International Airport
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located in Richmond, British Columbia, about 12 km from downtown Vancouver. It is the second busiest airport in Canada, serving over 25 million passengers annually.
The airport is favoured by both business and general aviation, given its location and service facilities. YVR has a dedicated terminal for general aviation called the South Terminal, which is located on the south side of the airport and is separate from the main terminals.
The new Skyservice FBO expansion into the Vancouver hub will come as a boon for business aviation operators.