The interior of the NetJets center at Van Nuys Airport.

The interior of the NetJets center at Van Nuys Airport. (NetJets via Los Angeles Times / August 8, 2012)

In a sign that the market for private and corporate jets is recovering, a new aviation center offering conference rooms and other amenities for travelers opened Thursday at Van Nuys Airport.

NetJets Inc., which sells individuals and companies shares in private jet aircraft, unveiled a 10,000 sq. ft. terminal on property leased from its partner, Maguire Aviation, a fixed-base operator at the airport.

The glass and steel structure includes private conference facilities, wireless access, services for business travelers, an onsite kitchen that offers catered meals, and lounges for both children and air crews. A secure parking area also is available.

The facility, which is for the exclusive use of NetJets’ customers, will be open around the clock.

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-- Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times