Royal Jet announces new FBO pricing packages
Fees reduced by as much as 75 per cent at Abu Dhabi facility
Abu Dhabi, 11 July 2012: Royal Jet, the Abu Dhabi-based international luxury executive flight services company chaired by His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, has announced new pricing packages for its Fixed-Base Operation (FBO) facility in Abu Dhabi that make it one of the most competitive in the region. The new pricing structure includes an additional two aircraft classes and a reduction of up to 75 per cent on the technical stop rates.
The new rates come into effect immediately and position the FBO as an even more attractive option for those flying in and out of the UAE capital. The biggest savings are for light and medium aircraft operators, which will benefit from reduced technical charges, which start at US$238.
Royal Jet President and CEO Shane O’Hare said the new pricing structure would make the FBO one of the most cost-effective in the Middle East. “The pricing is a direct result of our business realignment programme that commenced last year,” O’Hare said.“This has enabled us to reduce our operational costs at the FBO and we are pleased to be able to pass on those savings to our customers. This highly competitive pricing does not affect the exceptional service for which Royal Jet is renowned and which makes our FBO stand out in the region.”
The handling charges include landing permit, aircraft marshalling, Follow Me service, red carpet, meet and assist, monitoring of Air Traffic Control slots, communication of weather situation/NOTAM, arrival and departure movement messages, arranging refuelling support and coordination with fuel suppliers, provision for use of a headset, start-up signal, and the provision of safety cones and chocks. In addition, the new structure also includes free general administration for technical stops.
Other advantages of technical stops at the Royal Jet FBO include air-conditioning engineering services and round-the-clock landing, parking and departure with no slot restrictions. In addition, turnaround times are among the quickest in the region due to the minimal use of third parties.
Royal Jet’s VIP terminal and FBO at Abu Dhabi International Airport is particularly popular with visitors flying in for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix due to its close proximity to Yas Island. It is also within easy reach of major arterial connections to the city centre and neighbouring Dubai.
About Royal Jet:
Royal Jet, the international luxury flight services company, is jointly owned by Abu Dhabi Aviation, a publicly listed company 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 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.
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.
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, MedLink (a service of MedAir Inc.) and the Flight Safety Foundation.
For more information please visit: www.royaljetgroup.com.