Jet Aviation partners with C-Fly Aviation to support World Cup 2014 traffic in Rio

May 20, 2014

Jet Aviation has partnered with Brazilian-based C-Fly Aviation to offer handling services and parking to business aviation aircraft at Galeão International Airport (GIG), the main airport serving 2014 FIFA World Cup traffic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – host city to the final match.

Jet Aviation and C-Fly Aviation are cooperating during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil to extend handling services and parking to aircraft owners and operators at Galeão International Airport (Galeão). Located north of the city of Rio de Janeiro and within 1.5 hours of six World Cup venues, Galeão is the only international airport in Brazil that has dedicated ramp space for business aircraft during the games. The airport has approximately 200,000 square feet of available ramp space and can accommodate all business jets up to and as large as the Boeing 737-800 and the Airbus A320.

Norbert Ehrich, vice president and managing director, South East U.S., Central and South America, and previous vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation’s FBO operations in Saudi Arabia and Palm Beach, FL., will lead a team of multilingual international aviation specialists to support CFLY Aviation’s operations on-site at Galeão through the end of the games. Including Nuno Da Silva, director of FBO services at the company’s award winning Palm Beach FBO, the appointed team of handling specialists has 65 years of combined experience to ensure a positive customer experience.

“We look forward to working with C-Fly to support traffic during the World Cup event,” said Ehrich. “We  have significant experience in handling traffic for high level events such as the Olympics in London and Beijing. Our highest priority has always been to ensure our customers receive the best personalized service that they’ve come to expect with Jet Aviation.”

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Brazil has won the World Cup tournament a record five times and expects approximately three million Brazilians and an additional 600,000 foreigners to attend the 64 matches being hosted at a dozen different cities across the country from June 12 – July 13, 2014. Six matches will be held in Rio de Janerio, including those on June 15th, 18th, 22nd, 25th, 28th — and the final game on July 13th.