Business aircraft operator NetJets Inc. will begin operations this week from a new terminal built at Van Nuys Airport.

NetJets is leasing the terminal from Maguire Aviation, a fixed-base operator at the Valley airport that built the 10,000 square foot facility.

NetJets aircraft currently uses Maguire Aviation for flights, but a separate terminal allows NetJets to elevate the services and amenities offered to passengers in one of its top five markets. The amenities include a private parking area, an independent catering kitchen, conference rooms, a crew lounge and rest area.

NetJets is owned by Berkshire Hathaway, the private investment firm of billionaire Warren Buffet. The company, based in Ohio, offers fractional aircraft ownership, on-demand charter and aircraft management services to about 4,000 customers.

Mark R. Madler