Dubai-based carrier Emirates has launched an on-demand regional charter service for customers who want to make short trips in the GCC from Dubai’s Al Maktoum International airport (DWC).
Operated by the airline’s Phenom 100 twin-engine aircraft, customers can fly to a range of GCC destinations both within and outside of the existing Emirates network.
These include to points in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and within the UAE itself too.
The aircraft seats up to four passengers, and travellers on the short flights are offered a hamper of light bites and refreshments.
Each passenger can check in one medium-sized bag weighing up to 15kg, in addition to a carry-on handbag.
In Dubai, customers of the charter service can avail of the Emirates Chauffeur Drive Services to transport them to DWC, and receive VIP treatment upon arrival with a dedicated representative who will support them through the airport, ensuring minimal pre-flight wait times.
At their destination, they can avail of fast on-ground escorted arrival services and quick VIP clearance at customs and immigration provided by private terminal service partners. They will also have access to the private terminal lounge upon arrival, if the private terminal at their destination has that facility.
On Business Traveller, we’ve featured a number of private jet operators serving the Middle East including Flexjet which offers a fractional private jet ownership model, and even Dubai’s FIVE Hotels and Resorts which recently introduced a new private jet charter service using its own jet. The aircraft, 9H-FIVE, is based in Dubai has a flying range of approximately 12 hours which means it can fly to the whole of Europe from Dubai, and also to the majority of destinations in Africa and Asia.
According to Honeywell’s 2022 Global Business Aviation Outlook report which surveyed private jet operators, it forecasts that there will be up to 8,500 new business jet deliveries worth US$274 billion between 2023 to 2032.
(Image: Supplied by Emirates)