NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 27, 2012 -- Hawthorne Global Aviation Services reopened its premium FBO facility at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, following of extensive renovation after Hurricane Isaac which caused damage to the airport earlier this fall. The facility, which opened in its new terminal earlier this year, has more than 50,000 sq. ft. of hangar space and can accommodate aircraft up to the size of a Global Express.
“The newly renovated facility provides a first-class private jet gateway to New Orleans and is only 15 minutes from the heart of the city,” said Steven Levesque, President & CEO of Hawthorne, “ We are pleased to have been able to add such a great facility on a major general aviation airport as our initial presence on the Gulf Coast.”
Hawthorne Global Aviation, a South Carolina-based company with an 80-year heritage in aviation, purchased a controlling interest in the AeroPremier facility at New Orleans Lakefront Airport in August 2012, and has rebranded it as a Hawthorne property. The Lakefront facility is part of the growing network of Hawthorne FBO’s throughout the United States.
The Lakefront FBO features the best in private aviation services and amenities including an atrium-style, two-story arrivals lobby, state-of-the-art flight planning, private pilot lounges and sleep rooms. It also features an upscale conference room with stunning views of the airport, a full-service catering kitchen, multiple aircrew bathrooms and showers along with a full portfolio of concierge and hospitality services.
According to Jay Taffet, General Manager of the Lakefront FBO, “Our renovation post-Hurricane Isaac took an already exceptional FBO to an entirely new level as we had the opportunity to make adjustments to every component of our facility and service model – now it is truly an FBO ‘designed by pilots for pilots’ and a destination you don’t want to miss!”
As Hawthorne looks ahead, the FBO is gearing up for Super Bowl XLVII on February 3rd 2013 in New Orleans. Lakefront is the closest airport with the greatest ease of access to downtown New Orleans and the Superdome. Hawthorne will showcase the first-class FBO at this event.
About Hawthorne Global Aviation Services
Hawthorne Global Aviation Services is a premier provider of general aviation services, with a rich history in the industry dating back to 1932. For more information, please visit. www.hawthorne.aero.