Royal Jet scoops ‘World’s Leading Private Jet Charter’ for sixth consecutive year at 2012 World Travel Awards
Abu Dhabi-based luxury flight services company continues winning streak since 2007 as the best in Private Jet Service globally
Abu Dhabi, 13th December, 2012: Royal Jet, the Abu Dhabi-based international luxury flight services company chaired by His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, has once again been honoured by the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) as the ‘World’s Leading Private Jet Charter’ title for the sixth consecutive year.
Ashok Kumar (centre) receiving WTA award from Graham Cooke
Held at a red-carpet gala ceremony at The Oberoi, Gurgaon, New Delhi in India on 12th December 2012, Ashok Kumar, Finance Director at Royal Jet, received the award from Graham Cooke, Chairman & Founder, World Travel Awards. Royal Jet has been continuously raising the bar of excellence in the private jet charter industry since it first received the award in 2007.
The award is timely as Royal Jet gears up for its 10th year anniversary next year which was announced at the Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) 2012 held at the Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai World Central between 11-13 December.
“The World Travel Awards is regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry and we are extremely proud to be awarded the best in the private jet chart industry in the world for the sixth consecutive year. This accolade serves as a culmination of another landmark year we’ve had for 2012 after experiencing a remarkable business performance,” said Shane O’Hare, CEO of Royal Jet.
“This award is dedicated to all our hard working staff and to the vision and leadership of our chairman, His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, and the entire board of directors. We will continue to set the benchmark in this industry by providing excellent services to our customers,” O’Hare added.
Royal Jet has also reported its busiest-ever year in 2012 for medical evacuation (Medevac) missions – up by 10 per cent over another record year in 2011 and with a total of over 1,650 missions to date.
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; two mid-range Gulfstream 300s; a long-range Gulfstream IVSP; and a Lear Jet 60.
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.
The Royal Jet brand of service excellence, which has become the benchmark in the industry, has been recognised by several award-giving bodies such as the World Travel Awards as the ‘Leading Private Jet Charter’ service for five consecutive years; by the Gulf Connoisseur Awards as the ‘Best Private Jet Experience’ for 2011; four times as the ‘Middle East’s Leading Private Jet Charter’ operator at the Middle East regional edition of the World Travel Awards; ‘Business Aviation Operator of the Year’ at the 4th Annual Aviation Business Awards; and in addition, Royal Jet’s Fixed Base Operations facility (FBO) in Abu Dhabi was voted ‘Best in the Middle East’ by Aviation International News.
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.