Jetex has reported surging growth in numbers of movements and passengers since the beginning of this year at its VIP terminal at Dubai Al-Maktoum International Airport. Private jet traffic using the facility soared 349 percent year-to-date, reaching 5,073 movements, compared with 1,129 during the same period a year ago and 1,522 in 2019.
“In a context that remains affected by the health crisis and limited international travel, Jetex is equipped to build upon the hoped-for recovery in 2021 and benefit from the growth momentum for all its businesses,” a company spokesman told AIN. Speaking to AIN in January, Founder and CEO Adel Mardini said, "March, April, and May 2020 were the [company's] worst months ever," due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He added business was up 150 percent at its flagship Dubai facility in the second half of 2020, while in 2019 he announced plans for Jetex to become the largest FBO operator outside of the Americas. Jetex opened a new FBO at Singapore Seletar Airport late last year and has targeted a total of 50 FBOs worldwide by the end of 2022—up from its current 40 locations. Jetex plans to “further strengthen its global leadership position in private aviation in 2021,” the spokesman said.