Nassau, The Bahamas (February 2, 2017) – Odyssey Aviation Bahamas announced today that it will partner with two FBOs in the United States at Detroit’s Willow Run Airport (KYIP) and Orlando’s Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM) owned by the Quantem FBO Group, LLC, an FBO acquisition and aviation consulting company. Both U.S. FBOs will operate under the Odyssey Aviation brand forming an international relationship and network of seven FBOs in total.
The decision to partner was a familiar one for Steven Kelly, CEO of Odyssey Aviation Bahamas, and Ken Allison, CEO of Quantem FBO Group, LLC and the new Odyssey Aviation United States. The two business owners created the Odyssey Aviation brand and partnership together in 2008 fresh out of each of their decade long affiliations with Million Air. At the time, Ken owned seven FBOs in the U.S. and Steven, as a shareholder, operated the Nassau, Bahamas location. They shared a vision to create an organization with a business model designed to partner with the customer while focusing on service excellence and safety. Odyssey Aviation’s tagline “Your Flight Service Partner”, emphasizes this ideal.
In 2011, Ken sold the seven U.S. locations but quickly realized that he did not want to retire. With Quantem’s acquisition of two new FBOs in 2016 and the goal for continued growth, the Odyssey Aviation partnership was revitalized.
“I am looking forward to once again serving the general aviation community with our two FBOs. And I am excited about the future. My Quantem team and I plan to quickly expand the Odyssey Aviation U.S. network as opportunities present themselves,” said Ken.
“I am proud of how well my Bahamas team has developed the Odyssey brand over the last six years and brought global recognition to our name. Joining forces again with the U.S. FBOs reinforces a strong network and will leverage the skills and fortes of both our companies,” said Steven.
About Odyssey Aviation:
Odyssey Aviation Bahamas is the most trusted provider of aviation services in The Bahamas. Odyssey Aviation has three full service Rubis branded FBOs at Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport (MYNN), Exuma International Airport (MYEF) and San Salvador International Airport (MYSM) in addition to two ground handling stations at Governors Harbour Airport (MYEM) and Rock Sound Airport (MYER). Odyssey Aviation is the only service provider in the Bahamas where all representatives are trained and certified at Odyssey Aviation Nassau, Headquarters. Odyssey Aviation Nassau and Odyssey Aviation Exuma are both a part of the Paragon Aviation Group which is an exclusive membership of independent FBOs that provide an elite experience to general aviation travelers. Odyssey Aviation Nassau is consistently recognized among the top aviation service companies in the Caribbean.
Odyssey Aviation United States has two full service FBOs at Detroit’s Willow Run Airport (KYIP) and Orlando’s Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM). Both airports offer general aviation services, hangar accommodations, customs and immigration and World Fuel branded fuel. Odyssey Aviation Kissimmee has aircraft maintenance. Odyssey Aviation Detroit will join the Paragon Aviation Group in February 2017. For more information, visit www.odysseyaviation.com.