ExecuJet plans move to DWC by 2013

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By Shweta Jain, Senior Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai Private jet operator ExecuJet Middle East is planning a move to Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International as early as next year but is waiting for the infrastructure at the new airport to be completed, according to the company’s top executive.

    *  Image Credit: Pankaj Sharma/Gulf News     * An aircraft undergoes maintenance in an ExecuJet Aviation Group hangar at the Dubai Airport Free Zone. The company is working with the authorities to know when the infrastructure at Dubai World Central will be complete.
* Image Credit: Pankaj Sharma/Gulf News * An aircraft undergoes maintenance in an ExecuJet Aviation Group hangar at the Dubai Airport Free Zone. The company is working with the authorities to know when the infrastructure at Dubai World Central will be complete.

Dubai Airports launched general aviation operations at DWC in April last year with the first flight, but the airport operator is still waiting to begin passenger operations from DWC.

“We have been talking about it for a long time and we are actually reserving a plot or two over there [DWC], because we want to expand our capacity and we need to move out there from a maintenance point of view. So yes, it’s definitely on our cards,” Mike Berry, managing director for ExecuJet Middle East, said.

He was speaking Thursday on the sidelines of a conference to announce the company’s latest addition to its 20-aircraft fleet in the region — the new VIP 19-seat Embraer Lineage.

‘Biggest hindrance’

Asked how soon ExecuJet will be making the move to the new premises, he said the company was currently working with the authorities to know when the infrastructure will be complete. More info

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