Jetex Plans Aggressive FBO Expansion in 2013

 - December 12, 2012, 9:35 AM
Jetex Flight Support president and CEO Adel Mardini hopes to open an FBO here at Dubai World Central by the end of next year. He said his company also plans to open three more FBOs in 2013–two in Europe and one in the Far East.

Jetex Flight Support, which provides business aircraft handling services around the world and operates two FBOs in Europe, is pursuing an aggressive growth strategy that could see its FBO holdings triple over the next year, the Dubai-based company revealed today at MEBA 2012. According to Jetex president and CEO Adel Mardini, next year Jetex plans to open FBOs at Dubai World Central’s Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), as well as two new locations in Europe and one in the Far East.

At DWC, Mardini said Jetex has signed a memorandum of understanding and is in final negotiations for a long-term lease on a facility in the “aviation district,” a 6.7-sq-km plot of land on the southwest corner of the airfield that will house various business jet FBOs, hangars and MROs, as well as the new Dubai Airshow facility (currently under construction) where future MEBA conventions will also be held. Jetex hopes to open its FBO at Al Maktoum Airport by the end of next year, Mardini told AIN.

It also has ambitions to expand in the Americas. Since October, Jetex has been supplying fuel to international operators in domestic airports in Brazil, and next year it plans to do the same in Mexico and Columbia. In addition, Jetex wants to crack the U.S. market for international flight planning, particularly for trips from the States to the Middle East.