EBACE Convention News

Fliteport opens new handling service

 - May 21, 2008, 1:05 PM

First-time EBACE exhibitor Fliteport is here to launch a new trip-planning service for the Middle East, Asia and Africa regions.

Fliteport is based in Dubai and is owned by Executive Aviation Group, which is planning to expand beyond trip-handling into other business aviation services including FBOs, said Mazher Hussain, operations manager.

“We’re very much an operations company,” said Hussain. “If you’re flying into this different part of the world, we will make it a lot easier.” Hussain expects the majority of Fliteport’s business will be business aircraft travelers from the U.S. and Europe, but he also sees potential for local customers flying to Europe, Africa and Asia.

Fliteport will partner with local handlers that it selects according to stringent standards, Hussain said. Services provided will include overflight and destination clearances, fueling and ground handling. Clearances are critical for travel in EMAA countries, he said. “Without clearances, there is no trip.”