Private chartering in Middle East gets a shot in the arm

Paras Dhamecha and Iain Andrew at the signing at the executive flight services terminal at DIA

EMPIRE Aviation Group, the Dubai-based private aviation company, and Luxury Air Travel by Dnata, the recently launched division of Dnata Travel Services, signed an agreement confirming Empire Aviation Group as a preferred provider of executive jet charter services.

Under the new agreement, the company will market and sell the private jet charter services of Empire Aviation Group. The Luxury Air Travel by Dnata team is fully trained, experienced and committed to promote the private charter sales operation. To support this new deal, Luxury Air Travel by Dnata is including complimentary limousine transfers with every Empire Aviation charter booked.
According to MEBAA (Middle East Business Aviation Association), the Middle East charter market has grown at 10-15 percent per annum in the last two-three years and is now estimated to be worth around $500 million annually. IATA forecasts predict the Middle East will be the fastest growing region for international traffic over the next few years, with increases expected to be around 7 percent annually, well ahead of the world average of 4.8 percent.
The agreement reflects the strong growth in demand for the privacy, comfort and convenience of private air charter services within the region, within both the corporate and leisure travel segments.