ExecuJet celebrates 19 years of success in the Middle East
July 8, 2018
Mike Berry, Vice President, ExecuJet Middle East talks to Luxuria Lifestyle Magazine about the company’s successful 19 years of business aviation operations in the region.
“ExecuJet Middle East was established in 1999 and was the first independent business aviation company to receive permission to operate aircraft charter flights from the United Arab Emirates.
Today, we have more than 20 aircraft in our Middle East fleet available for charter, including Bombardier, Boeing and Embraer jets. We can satisfy customers’ needs to fly all over the world using our ultra-long-range Global and Gulfstream aircraft. The charter market is very competitive so we take the time to really understand our client’s business aviation needs, on the ground and in the air. All of our charter aircraft comply with the latest regulatory requirements and offer the very best in on-board amenities and luxuries, reflecting our uncompromising commitment to safety and comfort.
ExecuJet’s aircraft management service allows all the benefits of aircraft ownership but with none of the time-consuming management responsibilities involved in aircraft operations, freeing the owner to focus on their business. We can take care of complex matters such as aviation legislation compliance, aircraft maintenance coordination, staff recruitment and productive aircraft operations. ExecuJet’s services can be provided at lower costs and greater efficiencies when compared to managing your own jet. Our maintenance facilities in Dubai are industry-leading and our Approved Bombardier Service Centre has been awarded Best Overall Maintenance Facility two years in a row.
From ExecuJet’s state-of-the-art Fixed Base Operations (FBO) facilities at Dubai International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport, Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport and King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, ExecuJet Middle East provides clients with a comprehensive array of outstanding services including assistance with customs and immigration, ground transportation, hotel bookings, flight plan assistance and impeccable customer service from all staff and crew.
The FBO facility at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport opened in June 2016. The purpose-built 600m² facility offers four VIP passenger lounges, a crew lounge, two transit lounges, washrooms and showers, a prayer room and on-site customs and immigration. Its stylish leather sofas, chrome and glass coffee tables and as well as current exhibition of original works of art by leading artist, painter and photographer Arno Elias, all promote the air of quality and luxury that ExecuJet is synonymous with.
At ExecuJet, we believe it is fundamental to continually drive improvements as it maintains our custom towards quality and results in the unrivalled facilities that our clients experience at our FBOs. Our lounges and meeting rooms are designed to provide the utmost comfort, in order for our clients to feel relaxed and prepared for the flight. However, without our dedicated staff, none of this would be possible. Our staff undergo regular training to ensure they operate at the high standards expected from them, in turn maintaining the facilities and services to a class above premium.
ExecuJet has 26 FBOs located across six regions – Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. In the last year alone, we have opened five new FBOs in Dubai, Monterey (Mexico), Munich (Germany), St Maarten (the Caribbean) and Sydney (Australia). As part of the Luxaviation Group, which is one of the largest operators of corporate aircraft in the world, all of our FBOs offer luxurious facilities and first-class customer service, but notably most of our FBOs are located alongside, or are in close proximity to, our network of maintenance facilities. This provides a full complement of services often required by our clients. These services, together with our committed team who deliver those services, are what differentiates ExecuJet. We offer our collective passion for outstanding customer service, ensuring that every customer interaction is personal and memorable and that we create a lasting relationship.”