Hawthorne reopens FBO at NEW

NEW ORLEANS — Avfuel-branded Hawthorne Global Aviation Services has reopened its FBO at Lakefront Airport (NEW) in New Orleans, following an extensive renovation after Hurricane Isaac caused damage to the airport earlier this fall.

The facility, including a brand-new terminal opened earlier this year, boasts more than 50,000 square feet of hangar space and can accommodate aircraft up to the size of a Global Express. The FBO features an atrium-style, two-story arrivals lobby, state-of-the-art flight planning, private pilot lounges and sleep rooms, company officials said. It also features an conference room with views of the airport, a full-service catering kitchen, multiple aircrew bathrooms and showers, along with a full portfolio of concierge and hospitality services.

Hawthorne Global Aviation, a South Carolina-based company with an 80-year heritage in aviation, purchased a controlling interest in the AeroPremier facility at New Orleans Lakefront Airport in August 2012, rebranding it as a Hawthorne property. The Lakefront facility is part of the growing network of Hawthorne FBOs throughout the United States.

With the new terminal opening and hurricane repairs behind them, the FBO is now focusing the majority of its attention on the upcoming Super Bowl scheduled for Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. Lakefront is the closest airport to downtown New Orleans and the Superdome, company officials note.

For more information: Hawthorne.aero

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