Arabasco, Royal Jet team on Saudi charter

 - July 28, 2009, 5:12 AM

Royal Jet and Arabasco launched a joint venture to expand private charter services in Saudi Arabia. Under the deal, Abu Dhabi-based Royal Jet will base one of its five Boeing Business Jets and a Gulfstream G300, respectively, at the Jeddah and Riyadh bases of FBO/maintenance group Arabasco, and will also permanently station aircrew and support staff in Saudi Arabia. The Royal Jet aircraft will be flown under Arabasco’s Saudi air operator’s certificate. Arabasco provides aircraft management, maintenance and ground handling services throughout Saudi Arabia and operates a network of VIP terminals, which will now be available to Royal Jet customers. According to Royal Jet president and CEO Shane O’Hare, there is still significant growth in demand for business aviation within Saudi Arabia.