GI Aviation flies into Sky Dive Dubai
GI Aviation is now open for bookings following the award of its GCAA Air Operator’s Certificate in December 2016.
Several demo flights from its Al Bateen Executive Airport, Abu Dhabi home have been performed and yesterday, Sunday January 22nd, the privately-owned company made history by landing its first Pilatus PC-12NG at Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai, one of the most famous drop off zones.
“This is an auspicious occasion for us. GI Aviation is the first company to operate this aircraft commercially in the region and is pioneering an all new business model for the Gulf. “
Marios Belidis, general manager of GI Aviation said: “This is an auspicious occasion for us. GI Aviation is the first company to operate this aircraft commercially in the region and is pioneering an all new business model for the Gulf. Our goal is to deliver a competitively priced, reliable private charter service that will encourage new clients into this sector and stimulate the market.”
“We are duly looking forward to engaging with charter brokers, travel agencies, corporate entities and individuals alike to demonstrate the unique characteristics the Pilatus PC-12NG holds over similar sized jets. We expect demand will initially focus on key city pairs in the region where we will serve Doha, Kuwait, Bahrain, KSA and Sir Bani Yas from Abu Dhabi and Dubai,” Belidis added.
Ali Alnaqbi, MEBAA chairman, commented that entrepreneurial companies like GI Aviation with their flagship PC-12NG and fresh approach to marketing is going to help widen the customer base for business aviation in a region where larger jets typically dominate. On short flight routes within the Gulf region, the PC-12NG makes commercial sense, he said.
GI Aviation plans to receive their second PC-12NG aircraft in February 2017 with its primary base in Dubai South Airport.