Strong growth for Royal Jet in Saudi Arabia

A strong partnership with Saudi-based ARABASCO boosted business in Saudi Arabia for Royal Jet in 2010k, with the private airline recording a sharp increase in sales.

The Abu Dhabi-based international flight services company operates sale business increase by 15 per cent in the country over the year, with the Fixed Based Operations (FBO) and maintenance facility provider playing a vital role.

“I am delighted to report that Royal Jet remains on an upward growth path while all the time remaining committed to introducing new initiatives which add value to our guests within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” said Royal Jet president Shane O’Hare.

“Our agreement leverages our extensive, combined experience and expertise in luxury private jet travel, to address the Kingdom’s regional and global executive travel needs,” he added.

Royal Jet is the largest independent operator of Boeing business jets in the world, offering services from key hubs in Jeddah and Riyadh.

In order to meet and better serve the demands of its fast-growing business in KSA, Royal Jet also has plans of adding more aircraft into the market this year.

ARABASCO offers a variety of aircraft maintenance, management and ground handling services to private, VIP and business jets in Saudi Arabia.

From its private terminals within the Kingdom, ARABASCO and Royal Jet offer private jet charter for domestic and international travel from Saudi Arabia to cities like London, Moscow, Bangkok, as well as other business and leisure hubs in the region.

Royal Jet was recognised as the World’s Leading Private Jet Charter by the prestigious World Travel Awards in 2010

Saudi Market

“The Saudi market is the single largest and most mature private jet market in the region and our commercial and operational alliance with ARABASCO has reaped dividends,” continued Mr O’Hare.

“More importantly, it has enabled us to offer our full range of services from ARABASCO’s key hubs in Jeddah, Riyadh, Medina and Yanbu.”

In order to allow Royal Jet customers in Saudi Arabia to reap even further benefits of private executive jet travel, its highly rewarding corporate loyalty programme - the 100 Club - is also available in this market.

By providing a flexible, achievable and attractive entry level offering for small and medium-sized corporate, Royal Jet’s corporate loyalty programme takes cost-effectiveness and efficiency of travelling by private jet a step further.

Some of 100 Club’s significant advantages include: no upfront payment; increased discounts based on usage; access to any of our fleet of luxury VIP aircraft and renowned service; and guaranteed availability of non-Royal Jet aircraft through the Royal Jet Charter Brokerage.

“Having extended our reach and providing a ‘local service’ that is characterised by Royal Jet’s uncompromising and award-winning service standards, we are confident that our ongoing partnership with ARABASCO will continue to meet the needs of this fast growing market by providing executives and families alike with a superior private jet service,” concluded Monther Al Humyanee, KSA regional sales director, Royal Jet.