The private jet industry is big business at Palm Beach International Airport but it can be impacted during President Trump's visit to Palm Beach County.
The private jet industry is big business at Palm Beach International Airport.
Like many others, they can take a hit when President Trump visits his Winter White House.
Suran Wijayawardana with Alerion Aviation says he can only operate between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. with required pre-screenings when Trump is in town.
He says 20 percent to 30 percent of their business is after 5 p.m.
"Selling fuel is limited," said Wijayawardana.
The good news is businesses and the U.S. Secret Service now know what to expect so they can have a better plan in place.
"We've had to make accommodations as a business by mitigating operating hours and mitigating the impact on our clients," said Wijayawardana.
Suran is also the chairman of the National Air Transport Association. He's working to keep pre-screenings until 10 p.m. when the president in town.
"Do a little bit more business and it would help fuel companies and maintenance companies," said Wijayawardana.
He plans to have those discussions with Secret Service soon.