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New airlines for business travel launched in UAE

business Updated: May 21, 2007 15:11 IST

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A private jet aviation company providing business charter flights was launched in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Gulf News reported on Monday.

Prestige Jet will operate from Abu Dhabi and Dubai airports, the report said.

The new company was formed to meet the growing demand in the Middle East for VIP and executive business charter travel, Managing Director of Prestige Jet Faris Deeb was quoted as saying.

"More and more people in the Middle East are recognizing the advantages afforded by executive charter flights and that this mode of transport is not just the exclusive domain of high net worth individuals," Deeb said.

The Middle East region and the UAE in particular continue to enjoy a high level economic growth, creating strong demand for infrequent one-off charter trips, he added.

"Prestige Jet currently has two leased aircraft in its fleet, a 10-seat Bombardier Challenger 604, which can fly non-stop to destinations as far a field as London, Rome, Geneva, Nice or Bangkok, while the 8-seat Raytheon Hawker 800XP is suitable for flights throughout the Arab world as far as Cairo," he said.

"We can help plan every detail of a trip including hotels and transfers in order to optimise the client's time at his destination, thereby increasing productivity and efficiency," he added.