ExecuJet upbeat on future in Middle East


ExecuJet is planning further investment on an expanded Dubai FBO.

ExecuJet Middle East is upbeat on the future of private aviation in the region and is looking to expand further in the region, after record aircraft movements in November, through its recently expanded FBO at Dubai International Airport.

“Our ability to offer full ground handling services in Dubai has already reaped dividends by giving us an enhanced level of control over aircraft arrivals and departures,” said Mike Berry, managing director, ExecuJet Middle East. “When combined with more extensive and luxurious facilities, this gives us a very strong advantage over our competitors.”

Berry added: “We are naturally delighted by the record movement since extending and improving our ground handling offering in October and we are confident the high level will continue, as the region remains on its recovery path from the economic downturn. December is predicted to be strong, giving us important impetus into the New Year. All countries in the region are active but an increased demand can be seen from The CIS Countries and Saudi Arabia.”

Berry said that the company also plans to invest in further equipment at the Dubai FBO. ExecuJet now offers eight lounges and a spacious arrivals zone with guest ‘meet and greet’ areas along with dedicated VIP parking and convenient limousine drop-off and pick-up access.

“MEBA has always been an important trade event for us and we are very pleased to support and participate again this year,” adds Berry. “Dubai’s geographical location, positive tax environment, wealth density and excellent infrastructure for the aviation sector continue to be significant contributing factors in the recovery and growth of the private jet and business aviation sectors. MEBA definitely serves as an excellent opportunity to showcase and promote ExecuJet’s full range of aviation services.”

Execujet has also made investments in the Istanbul FBO, the strategic partnership with Bilen Air Service in Istanbul is showing benefits. There has been a 25 per cent increase in aircraft handled including a number of BBJs, reflecting the FBO’s ability to handle more and bigger aircraft.

In summer this year, ExecuJet extended extending the company’s strategic partnership with Bilen Air Service in Istanbul to include aircraft handling at Sabiha Gokcen Airport, thus providing 24/7 support capability to the city following the recent introduction of general aviation (GA) flight restrictions at Istanbul Atatürk Airport.