Private Jet Charter eyes MidEast for growth

PJC CEO recognises that Middle East has a larger demand for private jets than developed regions
Private Jet Charter eyes MidEast for growth
By Salma Awwad
Sat 16 Nov 2013 11:36 AM

It seems that all the major players in the private jet industry view the Middle East as their primary market for future business expansion. First there was VistaJet’s acquisition of Bombardier's private jet service business in the Middle East, then Dubai's Emirates Airline launched its luxury private jet service to secure its leadership position. Now, Private Jet Charter (PJC), one of the world’s largest independent private jet charter brokers, wants a piece of the pie.

After becoming increasingly popular as more people opt for private jets in order to bypass security and check-in procedures at airports, PJC announced ambitious plans to expands its market in the Middle East.

PJC has a network of offices in the UK, Nice and an established presence in the Middle East through its base in Dubai and presence in Jeddah.

According to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) the US makes up 49.7 percent of the global market for private jets,  Europe holds 20.8 percent, Asia Pacific 11.8 percent, Latin and South American 11.6 percent, while the Middle East and Africa currently represent 6.1 percent.

Hugh Courtney, founder and CEO of PJC stated that that the Middle East holds a larger potential for private jet business compared to more developed regions, mainly due to the fact that the service industry in this region is still developing.

The company provides its clients with 24-hour service throughout the year, multilingual and experienced staff members, flight watch monitoring on all executive air charter flights and state-of-the-art aircraft sourcing technology. 

PJC is an ISO 9002- certified company with 23 years in the aviation field and currently provides executive jets, helicopter charter, VIP and corporate aircrafts, and a dedicated medical evacuation aircraft.

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