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LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Lake Charles Regional Airport has signed a lease agreement with a new provider of fueling and other aircraft services.

Vision Aviation LLC, which has been at the airport for more than a decade, is being sold to Freeman Holdings Group.

The company is the fixed-base operator, or gas station, for the airport, airport executive director Heath Allen told The American Press (http://bit.ly/1eOXZNb).

"The FBO is an important part of any airport," he said. "Passengers will notice a difference if they're flying in private, but no services will change for commercial passengers."

At a meeting this past week, the airport authority terminated its agreement with Vision Aviation at the company's request and approved the sale of the company's assets to Freeman Holdings. The board then approved a new lease agreement with Freeman Holdings.

Freeman Holdings also is the fixed-base operator at Chennault International Airport.

"It's a good move for the airport. We had an FBO that we were certainly satisfied with and happy with, but they decided it was in their best interest to sell," Allen said. "Freeman Holdings is a proven operator because I've heard nothing but good things from other airport managers, and we did our due diligence looking into this sale."

Vision Aviation will continue to have a presence at the airport and will operate eight hangars.

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Information from: American Press, http://www.americanpress.com

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