Jet Assist Business Jet Centre Opens at Belfast International Airport
Published: 10 October 2014
Jet Assist, the new business jet centre at Belfast International Airport (EGAA), was officially opened for business today with a ceremonial ribbon cutting by Dr. William McCrea, MP for South Antrim.
The spacious facility is specifically designed for the needs of business, private and state travellers, has its own security screening, seating for up to twenty five passengers, crew room and represents one of the finest business aviation facilities on the island of Ireland.
Jet Assist’s Managing Director Ian Morrow thanked Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI), for their assistance with setting up the facility, “Invest NI recognised from an early stage that a Business Jet Centre is an integral part of attracting inward investment and promoting international trade & tourism.
Thousands of business jets pass through our airports every year and we wanted to be part of that market. Indeed in our first few months of operation we have managed to secure contracts with several large trip support operators which will lead to an increase in aircraft movements through our facility at Belfast International Airport.
We are confident this growth will continue and with immediate effect we are announcing five new full time positions at the facility and we expect that to double within the next 12-18 months.”
Graham Keddie, managing director, Belfast International Airport (BIA), said “We are delighted to welcome Jet Assist to Belfast International Airport and I am confident that Ian and his team will grow and develop the business jet
service here. Jet Assist chose BIA because it is strategically located on the North Atlantic Eastern Seaboard, operates 24/7 with no night time curfews which is essential when operating in the business jet marketplace.”
Dr. William McCrea, MP for South Antrim, said “It is a real pleasure for me to be here to officially open Jet Assist, it is great to see young entrepreneurs succeeding in their chosen field and even more heartening to hear of the future business growth and job prospects. I wish Ian and his colleagues every success.”
Photo: Graham Keddie, Belfast International Airport MD and Dr. William McCrea, MP for South Antrim celebrates the opening of Jet Assist business jet centre with MD Ian Morrow