Royal Jet announces long-term plans for Jordanian executive travel market
To deliver strong solutions with local support through newly appointed GSA, Takhzeen Aerospace
Abu Dhabi, 21 December 2011: Royal Jet - the Abu Dhabi-based international luxury flight services company and one of the region’s premier private jet operator – has announced that it will cater to the demands of Jordan’s competitive business aviation sector through its long term business plans for the Hashemite Kingdom.
Ammar Balkar and Fahad Wali GSA signing Amman
Announcing the appointment of Takhzeen Aerospace as its General Sales Agent (GSA) for Jordan, and as the first step in its commitment to the country’s business aviation sector, a signing ceremony was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Amman yesterday on 20 December 2011 between Fahad Mohammed Wali Karmostaji, Vice President Commercial, Royal Jet and Ammar Balkar, Managing Partner, Takhzeen Aerospace.
The appointment of Takhzeen Aerospace as Royal Jet’s GSA in Jordan is likewise aimed at pushing further its world-renowned and award-winning ultra luxury travel offerings, as well as its wide ranging aviation services to the Jordanian market. With an excellent business performance for 2011 through its worldwide flight operations, Royal Jet has been at the forefront of the regional executive travel market and hopes to translate some of the successes into positive growth for its Jordan operations.
Takhzeen Aerospace, a well-established and widely-known brand in Jordan’s aviation industry, will be primarily responsible for the promotion, marketing and sales of Royal Jet’s core offerings consisting of luxury VIP Aircraft Charter, Medical Evacuation Services, Fixed Base Operations (FBO) / VIP Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Aircraft Management and Acquisition Consultancy and Charter Brokerage.
“For Royal Jet, the entry into Jordan is geographically compelling,” said Shane O’Hare, President and CEO of Royal Jet. “It will enable customers in the country to unlock the many benefits and privileges of private jet travel. We hope to replicate in Jordan, the successes Royal Jet has had elsewhere in the region and the world, and hope that local businesses can take advantage of our diverse products and services.”
Fahad Wali added: “I am pleased that Takhzeen Aerospace is our local partner. I am confident that this partnership will add substantial value to our presence in Jordan and make a strong financial contribution to our business in the coming years.”
Consistent with Royal Jet’s expansion plans into key markets within the region and across the globe, the partnership with Takhzeen Aerospace follows Royal Jet’s commencement of operations in Saudi Arabia in 2009 in partnership with ARABASCO – the premier Fixed Based Operations (FBO) and maintenance company in the kingdom – as well as the appointments of Qurum Business Group in Oman and Aviation Services Management (ASM) in India as its GSAs.
The current fleet of Royal Jet consists of six Boeing Business Jets (BBJ), which makes them the world's largest single BBJ operator; two mid-range Gulfstream 300s; a long-range Gulfstream IVSP; a Lineage 1000 and a Learjet 60. And with an aim significantly increasing the size and flexibility of its fleet to 20 aircraft by 2015 in order to further enhance flexibility of product offering to customers, Takhzeen Aerospace will also be tasked with promoting and marketing Royal Jet’s aircraft to the Jordanian market.
“Royal Jet is a perfect fit for Jordan’s senior business travellers and this opportunity will allow us to expand our services and become a leader in the fast-growing luxury and leisure travel industry,” Balkar remarked. “At the same time, it will address emergency medical requirements and provide a wide choice of medical ambulance facilities to the Jordanian community during medical emergencies.
“We are honoured that under this arrangement, Royal Jet has entrusted us to offer their world class service within Jordan. We are particularly pleased to be creating this long term partnership with Royal Jet,” he added.
About Royal Jet:
Royal Jet, the international luxury flight services company, is jointly owned by Abu Dhabi Aviation, a public company listed on the Abu Dhabi stock exchange and the ‘Presidential Flight Authority’ the royal flight service. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Royal Jet is chaired by His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, who also serves as Minister in the UAE Federal Cabinet.
Royal Jet’s success lies in its exceptional bespoke client services and dedication to delivering the ultimate in safety, efficiency and luxury. Its product personalisation, which defines Royal Jet, is reflected in its ‘Your Flight’ brand philosophy - ensuring clients receive meticulous, individual attention throughout the entire Royal Jet experience.
Royal Jet’s business expansion plans have been created to find the best solutions to address the ever-growing and changing demand in the aviation industry. Its fast-growing fleet of jets includes six Boeing Business Jets, which makes Royal Jet the world’s largest single BBJ operator; two mid-range Gulfstream 300s; a long-range Gulfstream IVSP; a Lear Jet 60 and an Embraer Lineage 1000.
Royal Jet’s product offering spans several operations including; luxury air charter services: Royal Jet Charter Brokerage, which provides travel solutions through sourcing the appropriate aircraft for charter through a network of carefully audited operators; Royal Jet Medical Evacuation Service, with state-of-the-art equipment and highly-qualified, skilled and dedicated medical professionals; aircraft management and acquisition consultancy aimed at delivering optimum returns; and its award-winning Fixed Base Operations (FBO) /VIP terminal at the Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Flexibility, responsiveness, discretion and customisation symbolize Royal Jet’s promise of delivering and excelling, the demands of today’s sophisticated business aviation traveller. In-flight catering ensures every individual taste is catered to with tailor-made menus and an attentive, yet unobtrusive on-board service.
Royal Jet is a founder member of the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), promoting the interests of the regional business aviation industry, and a member of the NBAA, AVITAT, MedLink (a service of MedAir Inc.) and the Flight Safety Foundation.