Jetex Flight Support opened its FBO at Dubai World Central/Al Maktoum International Airport last week in a temporary facility shared with Jet Aviation and ExecuJet. The company is offering a lounge, ground support, fueling, handling and security services. Other amenities include hotel accommodation, catering and limousine services, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. Customs and immigration services are also available at the FBO.
The flight support firm plans to build a 140,000-sq-ft dedicated business aviation terminal, for completion in 2015, at the general aviation zone in DWC’s Aviation District, an area that also includes the Dubai Airshow site. Jetex expects to handle approximately 3,500 aircraft movements next year, it said.
“Dubai World Central marks the next chapter in Dubai’s development as one of the world’s leading aviation hubs,” said Jetex president and CEO Adel Mardini. He said the new Dubai FBO is just another step in Jetex’s overall strategy to redefine ground handling and FBO quality worldwide. More announcements of new FBOs are expected in the future, Mardini added.
Starting in April, all business aircraft arriving into Dubai will have to land at Al Maktoum when a rehabilitation project closes a runway at Dubai International.