Victor relocates headquarters to Abu Dhabi


Victor is now headquartered at Erth Abu Dhabi following its recent acquisition by a UAE-based investment group. 

Founded in 2011 in the UK, Victor’s move to Abu Dhabi will provide the Emirate with its first on-demand jet charter platform. Aligned with the UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 strategic target, Victor will contribute to the nation’s sustainability objectives through its climate action initiatives, such as a partnership with SAF producer Neste.

James Farley, co-CEO of Victor said: “Abu Dhabi’s strategic location, world-class infrastructure and supportive business environment make it the ideal base for expanding our operations and serving our customer base across MENA. The business aviation market is growing faster in the region than the rest of the world1 and Victor can uniquely service this market by offering more choice, transparency and best-in-class customer service.”

The move to Abu Dhabi means Victor will benefit from state-of-the-art aviation facilities, a robust regulatory framework and access to key markets, especially Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt and Turkey. Demand from these countries has seen a 104% increase over the past 18 months.

Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi, founding and executive chairman of the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) said: “We are pleased to welcome Victor to Abu Dhabi and support its growth and expansion plans. The strategic acquisition of Victor by Abu Dhabi and its HQ move reflects the UAE’s commitment to fostering innovation and excellence in the aviation sector and reinforces Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading destination for business aviation.”

Victor said it has “hand-picked” a team of professionals with respected reputations across Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s business aviation sector. It is led by Simon D’Oyly, who has over 20 years’ experience in the region and supported by Richard Brooks, as director of operations. With Omar Abouomar joining as vice president sales and Ghada Fawzi as vice president national accounts.

The company continues to retain its European and US offices and teams in London and Washington DC.

Toby Edwards, co-CEO said: “The UAE has for the first time extended the theme of the year, with the Year of Sustainability continuing into 2024. This showcases further commitment to a climate-conscious vision by the government. Given our climate action initiatives to date, it feels natural to move our headquarters to Abu Dhabi.”