Geneva, 25th May 2016
Only after 12 months from the launch of the new project of its business development, SEA Prime comes back at EACE2016 with important news supporting the strategy officially presented at EBACE2015: total rebranding and strategic repositioning under the new management team, complete restyling of the Milano Linate Prime General Aviation Terminal are the main pillars of the international expansion plan.
Milano Linate Prime, first fixed-base operator (FBO) in Italy and amongst the first in Europe, manages a 67.000 sqm apron, 9 hangars covering 19.000 sqm, as well as a fuel tank for refuelling operations.
The important relaunch of the GAT commenced with the total restyling works, together with the important commercial developments, has allowed SEA Prime (with approximately 23,000 movements at Milano Linate Prime) to close the year 2015 with 1.65 million net income and a 14 million revenues with a 3% increase compared to 2014 net of the effect of fuel prices.
Strategy: Partnership with signature flight support, new FBO at Milano Malpensa and new hangars
This growth will be supported by an investment plan of over 20 million, half of which earmarked for the construction of two new hangars at Milano Linate Prime to accommodate the new generation business aviation aircrafts. The completion of the first of the new hangars at Milano Linate Prime is expected by the end of 2016 and the opening of Malpensa Prime, the new FBO in Malpensa airport, in the first months of 2017.
The clear commitment of the company and its shareholder SEA SpA towards growth and the impressive development plan has allowed to complete an important partnership agreement for handling services dedicated to general and business aviation with Signature Flight Support (BBA Aviation Group), the first operator in the industry, which allows Milano Linate Prime to enter an European and a worldwide network in continuous expansion and it will be crucial both to accelerate the process of growth and to produce new prospects and international synergies.
New, innovative and high standard services
The 2016 remains a year of consolidation of the strategy and of important changes in terms of services that SEA Prime presents at EBACE 2016.
In January, after strengthening the partnership with the German car company BMW thanks to the BMW Business Center project of Milano Linate Prime, an innovative product placement that follows the pick-up passenger service carried out with the new and technological BMW 7 Series, SEA Prime will present the partnership with Gate Gourmet Italia at the Geneva show. Gate Gourmet Italia is a company of the multinational group Gate Group and leader in the food service and catering on board.
From June, passengers and guests at Milano Linate Prime terminal will be able taste the culinary excellences and the best products in the new bar and restaurant Prime Gusto offered by Gate Gourmet Italia also at high altitude, thanks to the new inflight catering services.
Information about SEA Prime SpA
SEA Prime SpA was born in 2015 after the acquisition from SEA of ATA Ali Trasporti Aerei SpA and ATA Ali Servizi SpA companies, occurred in December 2013, and after a rebranding operation of the company and a restyling of Milano Linate Prime business aviation airport.
SEA Prime manages all the airport infrastructures including the terminal, 9 hangars, passengers and crews’ lounges and the BMW Business Center. Milano Linate Prime, first fixed-base operator (FBO) in Italy with more than 22.600 movements in 2015, manages a 67.000 sqm apron, 9 hangars in 19.000 sqm, as well as a fuel tank for refuelling operations.
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