ExecuJet finds the suite spot

The future of luxury business aviation has taken off at Al Maktoum International Airport as ExecuJet Middle East opens its new flagship headquarters.

Image: ExecuJet

Image: ExecuJet

ExecuJet Middle East, a partnership between Alpha Middle East Holdings and Luxaviation Group, officially opened the first phase in December of its new facility at Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) which will focus on modern luxury for the business aviation market.

ExecuJet made a name for itself in the region over two decades ago, offering a range of services including aircraft management for private and commercial registered aircraft, aircraft charter and fixed base (FBO) operations. 

Now it is setting the bar of future luxury private travel with its new flagship facility.

The 15,000-sq-m (161,000-sq-ft), three-story facility will offer a Majlis lounge and a VIP lounge adjoining a conference room; several exclusive suites, including a presidential one, a spa offering a wide range of treatments; and a cocktail/cigar lounge.

Describing the terminal as a “significant milestone” in the company’s "journey to redefine luxury aviation," Patrick Hansen, CEO of ExecuJet parent Luxaviation Group, said: “This new facility is a first of its kind in the region and is a testament to our belief in the enduring growth and importance of the private aviation sector in the region and beyond. We believe it is fundamental to continue to drive improvements and efficiencies, as we maintain the Group’s focus towards the highest quality which ultimately results in the overall premium services that our clients expect and, more importantly, experience.”

ExecuJet Middle East spokesperson, Khalid Al Hai, Board Member added that visitors to the facility are expected to discover ‘cutting-edge technology, unparalleled luxury, and an extraordinary preview of the future of luxury aviation.’

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In and out: Aviation luxury at ExecuJet's new facility. Image: ExecuJet

"The DWC facility represents the future of luxury aviation in the Middle East. For over two decades, we have witnessed the evolution of the business aviation market in the region,” he said.

“We are dedicated to providing our clients with an unmatched experience, and this new state-of-the-art facility, which is the first of its kind in the region, embodies our commitment to that goal, while also providing a diverse array of offerings designed to cater to an extensive range of travellers."

ExecuJet also houses a fully-equipped, air-conditioned 7,000 square meter hangar, complete with state-of-the-art security systems, onsite meeting rooms, and storage facilities. 

The facility is adjoined by an independent MRO facility, where, in terms of ExecuJet’s Middle Eastern fleet, it has more than 20 aircraft available for charter, including Dassault jets - Dassault acquired ExecuJet’s MRO business in 2019.

ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East actually completed work on a Global 6000 in January that included an extensive cabin interior refurbishment, installation of a new satcom system and an airframe heavy maintenance check. This particular airframe maintenance check – which comes due once every 120 months – is one of the heaviest one can do on a Global 6000, as it also includes a full landing gear overhaul.

Speaking about the new FBO at Al Maktoum International Airport Dumani Ndebele, regional FBO director for ExecuJet Middle East, said: "Once the FBO is fully operational, the 60/40 percent movements split between the ExecuJet FBOs at Al Maktoum International Airport and Dubai International Airport  will switch to 40/60 percent, given the attractiveness and convenience of the new facility.”

Marcelle (Ella) Nethersole

Marcelle (Ella) Nethersole

Ella is a news editor for digital news channels including Arabian Aerospace, African Aerospace and Times Aerospace TV.