Private Jet Charter, one of the world’s largest independent private jet charter brokers and consultants, said its operations registered a growth of 120 percent in January 2011, compared to January 2010.
The company posted record revenue growth in the UAE, with charter flights increasing month on month throughout 2010.
Mark Champion, FD, Private Jet Charter, said: “Our revenues saw an increase of 120 percent. Our finding is that more than 20 percent of Gulf businessmen have switched to charter jets, after giving up self-owned jets because of higher operating and maintenance costs.”
The last week of January witnessed increased demand for charter jets everywhere, ranging from Egypt to different parts of the world, added Elie Abdo, Managing Partner, Middle East.
Abdo added: “2011 looks very promising for our operations in the UAE. Throughout our 9 years in the Middle East region and 20 years in Europe, we have strengthened our market standing in the European and Gulf regions. As a result, we are considered one of the leading private jet charter businesses in the world.”
Private Jet Charter has been expanding its presence in the Middle East by building alliances with prominent regional players. The company’s UAE growth coincides with its remarkable expansion in the whole Middle East area as well as Europe, North America and other parts of the world.
Abdo added: “It is natural that our growth in the UAE spurs our expansion in other parts of the world as Middle East travellers who use our services travel to destinations in Europe, America and Africa. We expect this business to flourish in 2011 because businessmen are more convinced than ever that it is more economical to charter flights instead of buying jets. This is giving a huge boost to air charter business. “
Champion said this growth stems from the rising awareness about the advantages and flexibility of private jets in the Middle East.
Private Jet Charter caters to UAE high fliers, such as royal families, CEOs and top government officials who are looking for more convenient means of transport to key destinations all over the world.
Specific benefits that the Private Jet Charter organisation offers its customers include 24 hour service round the year, multilingual and expert staff, competitive free quotations and advice, unique CATS aircraft sourcing technology, flight watch monitoring on all executive air charter flights. This involves keeping the PA or travel organiser informed of every stage of the journey, from limousine pick-up to take-off, progress of the flight and landing.
Other benefits of Private Jet Charter organisation include state-of-the-art private jets, high-calibre pilots and cabin crew, use of private business and VIP terminals, check-in only 15 minutes before departure, rapid but secure, immigration procedures, fly from an airport of the customer’s choice at his time, ‘meet and greet’ facilities, comprehensive airport information and limousine ground transportation, if required.
Private Jet Charter is an ISO 9002 - certified company with 20 years of leadership in the aviation field. It is a respected provider of VIP aircraft, executive jets, helicopter charter, corporate airliners and dedicated medical evacuation aircraft.
The company accesses its global fleet through a Computerised Aircraft Tracking System which is updated automatically on a daily basis.