Global aviation services group, Air Partner, expands its office in Dubai as part of its plans to double its workforce in the Middle East and grow its market share in the region.
The office, located in Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai, offers Air Partner’s full suite of Charter solutions, comprising Group Charter, Private Jets and Cargo, and offers clients the group’s consulting and training services in Aviation Safety Management and Fatigue Risk Management.
Customers also have access to Air Partner’s full 24-hour flight operations centre, ensuring they have instant, year-round access to the group’s services and expertise, wherever they are in the world and whatever the time.
The expansion follows significant growth in private jet travel during the pandemic as customers sought comfort, convenience, flexibility and safety that cannot be matched with commercial flights. The group expects demand to continue as coronavirus restrictions ease, and flexible working becomes more commonplace globally, giving High-Net-Worth expats the opportunity to travel more often or use a vacation home for longer periods of time.
Requests for Air Partner’s charter services have also increased as weddings and sporting events return, giving family and friends the opportunity to coincide hotel check-in and check-out times with event times. The company anticipates that growth in leisure travel will continue as demand for destination weddings in India alone has soared by 62 per cent according to recent research, and Air Partner’s services offer guests an extraordinary experience, with the opportunity to have on-board catering or aircraft interior branding tailored to the wedding theme.
As the most recent data on global air cargo markets by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) demonstrated the industry’s resilience amid economic uncertainties, Air Partner looks forward to growing its client base across its full suite of solutions as it continues to invest for growth in the Middle East.
Commenting on the expansion, Mark Briffa, President of International Charter and Services at Air Partner, said: “We are delighted to have expanded our office in Dubai in line with our strategy to continue to grow our presence in the region. We look forward to doubling our workforce in the Middle East over the next year, as we continue to support more customers with our extensive portfolio of services.”