Sarasota's Jones Aviation Sold to Equity Group

The sale could intensify the competition for the Sarasota-Bradenton airport's growing base of private planes.


Thom Harrow, who manages operations for Gorab's FBO Company, could not be reached for comment on Thursday.

A DEAL FOR JONES AVIATION

WHO IS BUYING JONES? Volo Aviation, which is backed by a private equity fund manager, Eugene Gorab, who founded the real-estate focused Greenfield Partners.

WHO OWNS JONES? Founder Clyde Jones.

HOW LONG HAS JONES BEEN

AT SARASOTA-BRADENTON INTERNATIONAL? Since 1971.

WHAT WILL BE THE IMPACT OF THE SALE? The deal could bring new investment to the north side of the airport and intensify competition for private planes. Volo also could take Jones in new directions, such as selling charter jets to businesspeople.



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