Gama Aviation expands further in Saudi Arabia


Company will open second Saudi Arabian base in Jeddah, Gama Aviation's third base in the Middle East

Group MENA FZE, part of the Gama Group, announced that it is to expand its
services into the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia. 
With Imitiaz Company for Aviation Services as a strategic partner in Saudi Arabia,
the new joint venture company, to be known as Gama Aviation, plans to be
operational in 2012 from Jeddah, Saudi’s second largest city and a vital centre
for commerce and tourism.  

The Imitiaz Company, headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi
Arabia is headed by some of the Kingdom’s
most experienced aviation professionals.

Gama Aviation in Saudi Arabia
will be overseen by Gama’s regional managing director, Dave Edwards.

is a significant announcement for Gama and is the culmination of a substantial
period of planning and negotiation,” said Gama chief executive Marwan Abdel
Khalek.  “We are delighted to have Imitiaz LLC as our strategic partner in
this venture, which will bring to Gama many years of experience in the
Kingdom.  Breaking into the important Saudi market, the biggest market for
business aviation in the Middle East, is a
huge achievement and a long held wish of Gama.  This milestone reflects a
considerable amount of hard work by the team at Gama and our ability to
demonstrate how the Gama culture and business model could be adopted in Saudi.”