NasJet and ExecuJet Middle East have announced it will commence operations in Saudi Arabia through its new FBO in Riyadh from the first quarter of 2013.
Mark Hardman, operations director for ExecuJet Middle East, says that the company expect to handle around 4000 movements in the first year. “Our Ground Service Equipment (GSE) has now arrived in Riyadh from the USA and includes top of the range pushback and servicing equipment. We have also sourced luxury passenger and crew vehicles locally to enrich the passenger and crew experience” he added. “The Strategic Partnership brings ExecuJet’s renowned service standards to the Kingdom for the first time and as importantly has Nas’ local knowledge and expertise behind the project. We will shortly be offering our Riyadh clients the same great customer service provided at any ExecuJet FBO worldwide.”
Group CEO of NAS Holdings, Sulaiman Al Hamdan comments on NasJet’s growing value offering in the region. “Corporate aviation is increasingly relied upon by organizations and private individuals looking to optimize their use of time. The flexibility to travel based on a personal schedule is surely a ‘gift of time’ and this sentiment is clearly reflected in the growing number of aircraft users in the Middle East. This strategic move to establish to establish the FBO with ExecuJet is one of our expansion strategies and will ensure a superior quality of service is provided to our clients.”
Gary Forster, is the newly appointed ExecuJet FBO Manager in Riyadh, added “we are very excited and looking forward to starting our operations in Saudi, and to be of service to new and existing customers alike” he stated. “We have recruited 90% of the new employees, of whom we are proud to say that 38% are Saudi Nationals; a number of staff are currently being trained at the ExecuJet Dubai facility. Our employees will combine international expertise with local custom and experience”. Forster concluded “we are looking forward to welcoming passengers and crew to the Riyadh facility.”