Business Airport International: Hawthorne Global Aviation Services Reopens FBO Facility at Lakefront Airport


"Hawthorne Global Aviation Services has reopened its premium FBO facility at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, USA, following extensive renovation after damaged caused by Hurricane Isaac earlier this year.

The facility features 50,000ft² hangar space and can accommodate aircraft up to Global Express size. The Lakefront FBO includes an atrium-style, two-story arrivals lobby, state-of-the-art flight planning, private pilot lounges and sleep rooms. It also features an upscale conference room with stunning views of the airport, a full-service catering kitchen, multiple aircrew bathrooms and showers along with a full portfolio of concierge and hospitality services.

“The newly renovated facility provides a first-class private jet gateway to New Orleans and is only 15 minutes from the heart of the city,” said Steven Levesque, President & CEO of Hawthorne. “We are pleased to have been able to add such a great facility on a major general aviation airport as our initial presence on the Gulf Coast.”

Jay Taffet, general manager of the Lakefront FBO, added, “Our renovation post-Hurricane Isaac took an already exceptional FBO to an entirely new level as we had the opportunity to make adjustments to every component of our facility and service model – now it is truly an FBO ‘designed by pilots for pilots’ and a destination you don’t want to miss!”

(2012, November 28). Hawthorne Global Aviation Services reopens FBO facility at Lakefront Airport. Business Airport International. Retrieved November 28, 2012, from