Athens-headquartered GainJet is to establish an Irish subsidiary, based in Shannon, to assist in extending its coverage of western Europe. GainJet Ireland has sought an AOC from the Irish Aviation Authority and is about to offer corporate charter flights.
Says CEO Ramsey Shaban: “We examined several EU options, but we felt Ireland had a lot going for it and we have seen several major companies move their bases there. We chose Shannon because, like Athens, it is a European base that is strategically located and connects continents. It has become a major aviation hub for leasing companies and for Atlantic crossing traffic.”
Adds Patrick Edmond, MD of the International Aviation Services Centre (IASC), a subsidiary of Shannon Group plc which is responsible for promoting the Shannon aviation cluster: “We are delighted to welcome GainJet. The company is joining over 50 aviation-related businesses already operating in the Shannon Free Zone. Shannon is putting a particular focus on the area of business and corporate aviation, and a commitment such as this by a leading player such as GainJet is a vote of confidence in the aviation ecosystem developed here over decades.