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Winchester Airport Becomes a Preferred Fixed Base Operator

Winchester Regional Airport says Winchester Aviation, the business that offers fuel and aircraft services at the Frederick County airport, has become a preferred fixed-base operator (FBO) within the Corporate Aircraft Association (CAA) network.

Airport Executive Director Nick Sabo said the preferred FBO status provides Winchester Aviation additional exposure and marketing opportunities through the CAA network, which should lead to a boost in business.

CAA members will now receive reduced fuel and service costs from Winchester Regional Airport, which Sabo said is “a big draw.” He added that the benefits of being labeled a preferred FBO couldn’t come at a better time, as the COVID-19 pandemic has reduced activity at the airport.

“We started this process three-and-a-half months ago to get this bid process through CAA completed, not having any awareness of what was coming,” Sabo said. “Now that we have this [coronavirus] pandemic, it has hit us so hard. It’s coming at a nice time that we are able to provide another opportunity for folks to maybe save some money while using our airport.

Airport Official Designation Couldn’t Come at a Better Time