Jet Aviation Riyadh To Move to Larger Facility

 - May 30, 2019, 12:07 PM
Jet Aviation Riyadh will relocate to a new, larger facility at Riyadh Airport’s private aviation terminal later this year. (Photo: Jet Aviation)

Jet Aviation is relocating to a new, larger facility at Riyadh Airport’s private aviation terminal, which is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter. This move comes as the company marks its 40th anniversary in Saudi Arabia, with plans to expand operations further in the key Gulf Cooperation Council destination.

The two-story FBO will include a ground-floor reception and three VIP lounges, while the upper floor will accommodate a crew lounge. “The facility also features an office located airside for handling and line crew,” it said. Jet Aviation’s Riyadh FBO services include passenger and baggage handling, immigration and customs clearance, transportation, hotel, and catering coordination, and aircraft refueling.

“With the expected traffic growth to Riyadh in coming years, the additional space is necessary and offers great benefit in terms of passenger and crew comfort,” said Khaled Al-Ghamdi, general manager of Jet Aviation Saudi Arabia. “As the country’s capital and main business center, Riyadh is a key strategic location for us.”

Jet Aviation Saudi Arabia is a joint venture company with local partners. It was the first company to set up an FBO in Saudi Arabia. and operates four FBOs—at Jeddah, set up in 1979, Riyadh (1983), Medina (2012), and Yanbu (2018). The Jeddah facility holds Saudi Arabian GACA 145 and FAA Part 145 approvals for business jet line maintenance and AOG services.