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Menzies to begin business aviation ground services with new brand

Menzies to begin business aviation ground services with new brand
Menzies' relationship with Flystar began in 2022, when it agreed a majority stake in the company (Image credit: Menzies Aviation)

Commercial aviation ground services provider Menzies has announced the acquisition of Flystar Flight Support, an aviation services provider in the Balkans.

The acquisition forms part of Menzies’ new venture, Pearl Executive Aviation, an independent brand that will offer premium ground handling services for business aviation operations. This includes offerings for private jets, VIP passengers and crew.

The company said these services will provide “a seamless and convenient experience” at more than 25 locations around the world.

This will include a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week Operations Control Centre (OCC), which serves as the heart of Pearl’s operations, managing every aspect of its services including trip support and hospitality.

Philipp Joeinig, Group CEO of Menzies Aviation, said: “We are proud to announce the acquisition of Flystar, and the launch of our newest brand, Pearl Executive Aviation, which represents a bold step forward in the world of luxury travel.

“Our vision is to create unforgettable moments for passengers, minimising stress, maximising convenience and offering unparallelled comfort, privacy and personalised services that epitomise the essence of executive aviation.”

Menzies’ relationship with Flystar began in 2022, when it agreed a majority stake in the ground services company.

Since then, the handler has served more than 10,000 private jets, extending its services to new and existing customers.

Ana Marojević, founder of Flystar and newly appointed vice president of executive aviation at Pearl, said: “I’m thrilled to partner with Menzies, and start this new chapter as Pearl Executive Aviation.

“Menzies is a world-leading aviation services provider with the geographical reach to help put Pearl on a global stage.

“Together, we are excited to expand our executive aviation services, offering passengers the very best premium travel experience.”

Under the Pearl brand, Menzies’ long-established network of more than 50 Pearl Lounges will also undergo a redesign, offering a tranquil space for passengers looking for a place to meet, work and relax ahead of their flight.

More information about the redesign will follow in the coming months, the company has confirmed.

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