Flexjet expanded its private terminal network with a facility in the Clay Lacy executive complex at Van Nuys Airport in California. The facility is one of four private terminals that Flexjet now has for its customer base, also including at White Plains, New York; Naples, Florida; and West Palm Beach, Florida. In addition, Flexjet is planning to open two more this year—at Dallas Love Field around the third quarter and at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey later in the year.
The Van Nuys facility includes a 3,000-sq-ft lounge available exclusively to Flexjet clients, the second largest in its terminal network behind the 4,000-sq-ft facility in White Plains. Paying homage to the local history, the Van Nuys facility displays oversized black and white photographs that Flexjet said invoke the romance of old Hollywood, Rock ‘n’ Roll, business, and the arts, and also pays tribute to the 50-year history of aviation legend Clay Lacy. The location further includes a private gated entrance and parking lot, private ramp-side access, conference room with Wi-Fi access, a café and espresso bar, and pilot lounge.
“We found the right location at Van Nuys, the right partner with Clay Lacy Aviation and the right time to address the extraordinary growth in the southern California region,” said D.J. Hanlon, Flexjet executive v-p of sales. “The new terminal has outstanding features including a private ramp so that our clients can choose to drive directly to their aircraft or enjoy privacy inside the terminal to wait for their travel companions.”
The terminals are part of an effort for Flexjet to build on its “Red Label” premiums service approach for its customer base with gate agents on-site at each location, as well as provide more of a whole-aircraft-ownership type experience, the company said. Locations were selected based on where Flexjet has found the greatest demand, the fractional ownership provider said, adding that Van Nuys has been one of its busiest locations.
Flexjet opened its first terminal—in Naples—in February 2016.