Jet Aviation is relocating its Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) FBO, which it operates in partnership with the Al Mulla Business Group. Established in 2013 in the airport’s main terminal building, Jet Aviation will now be one of the service providers sharing the world’s largest purpose-built VIP terminal at Dubai South next to the Dubai Airshow Hall.
At 6,460 sq ft (600 sq m), Jet Aviation’s new FBO is six times larger than its previous location. Slated to hold its grand opening at the Dubai Airshow in November, it will feature a trio of 430-sq-ft (40-sq-m) customer lounges, a conference room, crew lounge, two prayer rooms, shower facilities and a separate waiting room for chauffeurs. The terminal also houses a large duty-free shop.
Given the current lack of available hangars at Dubai South, the General Dynamics subsidiary will provide base maintenance through its MRO location at Dubai International Airport, while developing line maintenance capabilities at the Al Maktoum FBO.
“Given the policy emphasis on migrating business aviation traffic through Dubai to DWC, we are very pleased to soon reopen our FBO operation at Dubai South,” said Stefan Benz, the company’s senior vice president and general manager of MRO and FBO for EMEA and Asia. “We wanted to ensure we can meet future capacity requirements without compromising style or comfort, and we look forward to welcoming customers to our newly outfitted facility at the VIP terminal.”