Royal Jet , the Abu Dhabi-based international luxury flight services company chaired by His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, will fly the flag high for the Middle East private jet industry at the third edition of the Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2014.
The event is taking place today at the Al Bateen Executive Airport.
A multiple-award winner, Royal Jet has consistently led the Middle East’s private aviation sector, always redefining the business from a superior customer service perspective.
For the past seven years it has been recognised the World’s Leading Private Jet Charter by the prestigious World Travel Awards.
The VIP private jet operator will be showcasing its wide-ranging aviation services at the Expo and will be displaying AIN, one of its luxurious Boeing Business Jets known as ‘flying 7-star hotels’ by the industry.
Currently, Royal Jet is the operator of the world’s largest BBJ fleet with six of the magnificent jets.
While visitors can experience Royal Jet’s brand of luxury first hand, they can also experience how Royal Jet operate their highly successful medevac service through the medevac-customised Gulfstream G300 on display.
“With such an important industry event taking place in our home base of Abu Dhabi, Royal Jet is proud to be actively involved in the third edition of the Abu Dhabi Air Expo,” said Shane O’Hare, president, Royal Jet.
“While we will be displaying our full range of services, this is an excellent opportunity to showcase the current strength of the aviation sector and to also demonstrate support for Abu Dhabi’s Vision 2030, under the direction and leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.”
Royal Jet at Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2014
Specialists will be on hand at the Expo to promote not only Royal Jet’s luxury air charter services, Fixed Base Operations and VIP terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport but also its charter brokerage, Medical Evacuation Service, and aircraft management and acquisition consultancy services.
Royal Jet is celebrating its tenth year milestone through 2013-14 having unveiled a bold new corporate identity and plans to go ‘above and beyond’ in providing bespoke service to its customers over the next few years.
O’Hare added: “Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2014 will not only be an opportunity to showcase Abu Dhabi’s success at providing the best aviation infrastructure in the region but also its market-leading, globally recognized and award-winning aviation companies such as Royal Jet .
“We are proudly Abu Dhabi-based but highly sought-after across the globe.
“This will be an excellent shop window for Royal Jet, the industry and the emirate.”
This year, the show is set to welcome over 17,000 visitors with an exhibitor line-up of 170 suppliers showcasing the latest innovations and development in the aviation sector, relating to non-commercial aircraft, jets, helicopters, equipment, manufacturers, services, pilot training schools, accessories, avionics, insurance and financing.
Royal Jet late last year announced a complete renewal of its fleet by 2020 at a total value of US$700 million, signalling a new era for the region’s leading private aviation operator.
Royal Jet chief chief executive Shane O’Hare celebrates at the World Travel Awards
At the same time the private jet operator is celebrating the launch of its new Premium Connect service following the signing of a new memorandum of understanding with Royal Jet.
O’Hare added: “This service extends Etihad’s world beating premium service through our ability to provide the highest levels of luxury air travel, flexibility, responsiveness, and discretion to today’s sophisticated traveller.
“This will be achieved through absolute service excellence supported by a diverse product offering and an exceptional team of highly qualified professionals.”
The agreement between the two companies will enable guests to access a bespoke and personalised service to single or multiple destinations beyond Etihad’s extensive network that is not only luxurious but also discreet and highly customised – making each and every flight, by its nature, unique.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad chief commercial officer, said: “Premium Connect will consist of a portfolio of carefully selected preferred luxury travel partnerships.
“If a guest’s journey continues beyond Abu Dhabi, Etihad will be able to offer them a number of onward private travel options through Premium Connect.
“Royal Jet’s wide-ranging fleet includes some of the most luxurious, sophisticated and technologically-advanced private jets in the world and is an ideal launch partner for this unique travel solution for the discerning traveller.”
Etihad Airways is considered the World’s Leading Airline by World Travel Awards World Travel Awards.
Etihad Airways recently partnered with Royal Jet
Centrally located in the Middle East, Abu Dhabi is a strategic global hub for trade and travel.
It has a strong and resilient economy and its wealth continues to grow.
Abu Dhabi is one of the wealthiest cities in the world with over nine per cent of all known oil reserves, over $500 billion invested in projects that are already underway and a $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund.
Abu Dhabi, which registered nine million guest nights in 2013, is a premium international destination for business and leisure travellers offering world class facilities and attractions.
Ali Majed Al Mansoori, chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “Abu Dhabi is fast becoming a regional leader in the aviation industry and we are very pleased to once again host a first-class general aviation exhibition in the capital.
“Abu Dhabi Air Expo serves as a dynamic marketplace and networking platform for aircraft enthusiasts and businesses searching for the best aircraft and general aviation-related services.
“The show helps to significantly boost the footprint of general aviation industry in Abu Dhabi, which forms part of an ongoing effort to support the development of new business sectors and diversify the Emirates’ economy,” Al Mansoori added.
The show has attracted more international and local exhibitors’ participation than ever before with over 170 companies showcasing latest innovations and development in the aviation sector, relating to non-commercial aircrafts, jets, helicopters, equipment, manufacturers, services, pilot training schools, accessories, avionics, insurance and financing.
Key exhibitors include: Dassault Aviation, Airbus Corporate Jets, Embraer Executive Jets, Bombardier, Gulfstream, Bell Helicopter, Boeing Business Jet and Daher Socata.
Al Bateen Executive Airport, located in the heart of Abu Dhabi city, is the region’s only dedicated private jet airport
This state-of-the-art facility offers opulent executive lounges, full conference facilities, efficient turnarounds, spacious hangar parking, as well as a convenient gateway to the UAE and the region.
Land in Al Bateen and experience the ultimate in privacy, safety and convenience.