Dubai-based service provider Jetex Flight Support is expanding its reach in Europe and looking for new opportunities. Among its most recent developments is the opening in January of a new flight-planning lounge at London Oxford Airport, in so doing becoming the airport’s first external partner. The lounge is in the Oxfordjet FBO and comprises a newly furnished planning room with aeronautical charts and three computers for visiting aircrew. The PCs are linked to Jetex’s own flight-planning system, and also host generic flight-planning software to enable crews to perform stand-alone assessments of route options.
Jetex Flight Support employs more than 300 personnel worldwide, with many in the central Dubai operations center that provides a 24/7/365 service for flight planning, operations, tracking, logistics and dispatch. The company also provides supervision in cases where it deems that the local FBO may not be trusted to meet Jetex’s exacting standards.
In Europe the company operates a major FBO at Paris-Le Bourget, including the NetJets account, and another was opened (in partnership with Westair) at Shannon, Ireland, in late 2011. Shannon is an important staging post for westbound transatlantic traffic, as the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol operates a remote immigration/customs facility there, allowing crews and passengers to fly directly to their U.S. destinations.
Jetex also operates FBOs at Kiev-Zhulyany, from where its “Orange Team” is particularly useful in ensuring smooth operations throughout the CIS countries, and a newly opened center in Beijing in partnership with Deerjet.
Beginning last July, Jetex (through subsidiary Jetex Fueling Services) secured a VAT exemption for fuel in some European countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Poland and Switzerland) and is hoping to extend this to further EU countries. Clients can use a simple web-based form to see if they qualify for VAT exemption.