Gama Aviation opens new FBO in Sharjah


Gama Aviation opens newest FBO at Sharjah International Airport

Gama Aviation announced that it has taken over responsibility for all business aircraft handling at Sharjah International Airport with the creation of a brand new FBO. Gama Aviation is providing a dedicated team 24/7 365 days a year, to manage business aviation traffic. This is Gama’s first move into FBO management in the region.

Gama has been operating at Sharjah since 2004 and during that time has built up a strong business development relationship with the Sharjah International Airport management team. Sharjah is closer to the business district of Dubai than the new World Central Airport, which is scheduled to become Dubai’s main business airport this year.

The FBO team is to be headed by Jeremy Mitchell, who joins Gama having been manager, operations for Sharjah Aviation Services and prior to moving to Sharjah, as a senior manager with a number of handling agent companies in the UK.

Speaking about the introduction of Gama, His Excellency Abdulwahab Al Roomi, Director General, Department of Civil Aviation said: “We are pleased to have as reputed an organization as Gama operating at Sharjah International Airport. Their presence will bring in the expertise that we were seeking with regard to Executive Jet Handling.  We are confident that through Gama the advantages and potential of Sharjah as a business Jet hub will be highlighted and utilised to the maximum, and we see this partnership reaping rich dividend to both organizations.”

“We are delighted to be providing our FBO services at Sharjah International.  The opportunities for business aviation at the airport are superb and the infrastructure lends itself to a quick and efficient service – meaning that passengers don’t waste valuable time hanging around in departure lounges.  The airport’s location is very convenient for Sharjah, the Northern Emirates and particularly for passengers travelling to Dubai. With the ability for clients to drive directly to their aircraft like most European and American business airports it is a very good option,” said Dave Edwards, managing director of Gama Aviation FZE. ‘’Sharjah has less capacity restraints and no slot restrictions, making it perfect for the specific demands of business aviation.”