ABS Jets handled its 10,000th flight at Prague’s Vaclav Havel International Airport. The 10,000th flight was handled for their Czech customer Aeropartner coming from Prague to Wroclaw flown with a Citation Mustang on the March 20th 2014. ABS Jets has seen steadily increasing demand for handling services since it became a licensed handling agent at the airport in 2008. The availability of 9.000 square meters of hangar space contributed to becoming a preferred service provider.
“The success of ABS Jets’ executive handling services is based on following aspects,” explains Jan Kralik, ABS Jets’ Director of Ground Operations. “We have the dedicated team and the expertise from very light jets through to heavy jets. Being an established business jet operator ourselves gives us the competitive advantage to fully understand the needs and requirements of a demanding business jet customers. Last but not least, we initially started the executive handling services for our own fleet and customers and as we expanded providing our services to third party clients, we also treated them with the same high quality standards that our owners expected from us.”
Besides providing executive handling services to Aeropartner, the two companies cooperate closely in a variety of areas. ABS offers the dispatch services, as well as hangarage for the Aeropartner fleet of seven aircraft.
“We have moved our operating base and our complete fleet to the ABS facilities because it foresees in our need for a safe operation and care of our aircraft,” says Richard Santus,CEO of Aeorpartner. “The cooperation between our two companies has been mutually beneficial and will be further developed in the future.”
Whenever ABS doesn’t have enough capacity with its own fleet, ABS uses the services of Aeropartner and its two Cessna Citation CJ2 and three Mustang business jets.
Aeropartner was founded in 2001 as a fully certified Air Operator. The company strongly supports the heritage of Czechoslovak Aviators. Occasionally, their crews fly in the original WWII Royal Air Force Battledresses as a tribute to the Czechoslovak airmen fighting in exile in the period of 1939-1945. The international call sign of Aeropartner is ‘Dark Blue’ and the Air Carrier Code is “DFC”. It also stands for the ‘Distinguished Flying Cross’, a British distinction to airmen who demonstrate acts of valor, courage or devotion to duty. During WWII, tens of Czechoslovaks have been awarded the DFC by the Royal Air Force.