Al Jaber Offers First ACJ in ME Charter Market

 - August 24, 2010, 11:39 AM

Following the recent delivery of its first A318 Elite, Al Jaber Aviation (AJA) yesterday became the first Middle East customer to offer an Airbus for VIP charter flights. The company has three more A318 Elites and two ACJs on order, which will make it the largest operator of Airbus corporate jets in the region, Airbus said. “We aim to provide VIP customers with the ultimate in comfort, space and service and, because the A318 Elite and Airbus ACJ have the widest and tallest cabins of any business jet, can now deliver it,” said Al Jaber Group CEO Mohammed Al Jaber. AJA’s A318 Elite is configured to accommodate up to 19 passengers, featuring the “comfortable and spacious seating found in well appointed offices and homes.” Its new A318 Elite also has a private office that converts to a bedroom, large bathrooms and “ample” luggage space. To date, Airbus has taken orders for more than 160 of its executive aircraft, including more than 100 A318 Elites, Airbus ACJs and A320 Prestiges, as well as some 50 widebodies.