Zurich / Switzerland, January 27, 2014 – The Jet Aviation Zurich FBO again handled the bulk of aircraft
and delegates attending the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) held this year in Davos, Switzerland from
January 22-25, 2014. With notably larger aircraft flying into Zurich carrying more passengers this year, Jet
Aviation Zurich handled 726 movements and 1,946 passengers.
Each year, the Jet Aviation Zurich FBO ramps up to meet handling demand in the days leading up to and
during the annual World Economic Forum. Last week, Jet Aviation managed 726 WEF movements and 1,946
passengers, further supporting WEF fuel sales of more than 1,100,000 liters. The company also handled the
majority of business jets at the nearby military airport in Dubendorf, Switzerland.
“Handling the massive surge in aircraft movements during WEF is a real challenge and I’m very pleased to see
our FBO team of professionals rise to the occasion once again,” says Monica Beusch, general manager of Jet
Aviation Zurich and head of FBO Services in EMEA and Asia. “We offered a warm welcome to numerous heads
of state and other VIPs arriving in Zurich and ensured their seamless transfer to the prestigious WEF event in
Davos by anticipating their needs and providing the highest quality of handling services.”
Jet Aviation Zurich offers FBO handling and fueling services, and is the only location at the Zurich airport
providing Avgas. Located just 15 minutes from the heart of Zurich’s financial district, the facility is a convenient
entry point for those attending the many international events held in Switzerland. Hundreds of leaders in
government and business pass through Jet Aviation Zurich every year on their way to the World Economic
Forum in Davos.
Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967
and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. Close to 4,500 employees cater to
client needs from more than 20 facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South
America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel
services, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services. Jet Aviation's
European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 250 aircraft.