IN JULY, Le Castellet International Airport, France, home of the Paul Ricard motor racing circuit, announced that for the first time since it was rebuilt, the airport is now fully occupied.
The airport serves the executive/corporate aviation market offering hangar space, handling facilities, plus around 645,855 sq ft (60,000m2) of parking space that deliver what its management team describes as an ‘à la carte’ service to business jet owners or pilots.
Between July 1 and 4 the airport established record movement levels: 215 in a four-day period, 80 of which took place on Sunday July 4.
Gérard Neveu, Director of Le Castellet International Airport since February 2010 (and also Director of the Paul Ricard circuit), launched a new marketing strategy and a revised price list earlier this year. “Our strategy seems to be going in the right direction, even if the current general economic situation, demands a certain caution,” he said.