SheltAir Wins Plattsburg FBO Deal
SheltAir is opening its fifth full-service FBO in New York, but a significant portion of its client base could come from La Belle Province. SheltAir will be the only FBO at Plattsburg International Airport, which is only about an hour's drive from Montreal and is described as "Montreal's U.S. airport." The airport is on I-87 near the resort district of Lake Champlain and Lake Placid. And just how big of an airport can a small community like Plattsburg have? Think big, Cold War big. Clinton County took over the former Strategic Air Command bomber base, and there's plenty of room for growth. "This opportunity is not our traditional business model, but we look forward to a long, prosperous relationship with both Clinton County and the surrounding community," said Ed Zwim, the company’s COO. "The close proximity to Montreal, and the expansive ramp space also allows this airport to become a diversion airport for widebody jets if the need arises." The FBO will have all the usual amenities of a SheltAir FBO, including crew cars, lounges, a flight-planning room and catering.