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McKinney National Airport breaks ground on new US$16m FBO terminal

The city of McKinney has broken ground on the future home of the US$16m McKinney Air Center, a state-of-the-art fixed-base operator (FBO) terminal at the McKinney National Airport. The terminal will span 17,000ft2, in addition to a 40,000ft2 transient hangar. Read more on this story here.

23rd April 2018



Donegal ranked as world’s most stunning runway in 2018 Scenic Airport Poll

Private jet booking platform, PrivateFly, has revealed the results of its Scenic Airport Poll 2018, with Ireland’s Donegal Airport being ranked as the world’s most beautiful landing spot. The annual survey, which was conducted in February 2018, asked 8,500 travellers to name their top landing location. Other airports listed in the top ten include Barra in Scotland, Nice in France and Queenstown in New Zealand.

12th April 2018



Can you name the waterfront business airport pictured below that is favored by travelers thanks to its proximity to a big US city?Weekly Image Poll

In this Issue - April 2018

The April 2018 issue is now available online!
Packed full of news, interviews and features, including: 

YOUTH MOVEMENT: Millennials are a new breed of private jet flyer. These experience-driven young professionals expect their journeys to be high tech – from booking systems through to inflight services and connectivity. 
 

SUPPORT NETWORK: Business Airport International finds out how FBOs, operators and fuel suppliers coordinate their efforts to provide support in the aftermath of a natural disaster. 
 

TOKEN GESTURE: More and more private charter firms are accepting payments in cryptocurrencies, with many other business aviation operators set to follow suit. Is it all just a gimmick or does it offer a real advantage in the marketplace?
 

ACTION MAN: Planning for a major event that will see hundreds of aircraft descend on the city in one week? Phil Burke, director of MSP operations at Minneapolis-St Paul International, explains how he prepared to handle 1,100 jets during Super Bowl LII.

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