Executive Flight Centre expands into Kamloops
Nov. 26, 2014, Kamloops, B.C. - Executive Flight Centre opens its new Fixed Base Operation (FBO) and Industrial Charter Terminal earlier this week at the Kamloops Airport. The 3,200 sq. ft. terminal is tailored to private and corporate aircraft owners, connecting them to work, home, and recreation while also supporting travel and tourism in the region.
“I am pleased EFC is able to bring our established FBO model and brand into Kamloops, offering the city an improved connection with aircraft owners and operators, heli-ski operations and Industrial Charter companies. It’s a good feeling knowing that EFC is supporting economic growth in every project that we take on,” said Dean Buckland, CEO of Executive Flight Centre.
Establishing roots in Kamloops will offer multidimensional benefits for residents.
From a corporate standpoint, it will entice companies looking to provide employment opportunities to residents of the Kamloops area, supporting the hydro, mining and oil and gas projects.
Recreationally, EFC’s FBO will offer the first heli-ski connection for Kamloops, allowing passengers to land at the airport and jump into a helicopter – taking them to some of the province’s finest ski destinations.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Executive Flight Centre and its new facility to the airport,” said Fred Legace, Kamloops Airport Managing Director. “It’s an excellent addition for us – one that will allow us to compete in the high-end tourism market while offering convenience for general aviation, commercial, corporate and charter operators at the Kamloops Airport.
More than a million passengers are processed through FBO’s and Industrial Charter Terminals within EFC’s network. Due to the expected growth and aviation fuel servicing opportunities, Kamloops was selected for the company to initiate this FBO.
Furthermore, EFC’s FBO facility, managed by Roger Nickel, will act as a primary check-in point for industrial charter passengers as well as the main distribution point for EFC’s off airport bulk fuel operations, and also supporting wildfire management in B.C.
Executive Flight Centre has been setting standards in the aviation industry for over 40 years. Building on EFC’s experience in aviation fuel sales and service, they offer expertise in the areas of airport management and aviation real estate development across Western Canada.