In the first four months of 2017 our Sharjah International FBO saw a 45% rise in aircraft movements.
We have seen a 45% rise in aircraft using its FBO at Sharjah International Airport, according to figures compiled by Airops Movement-Executive.
Martin Ringrose, MD Middle East commented:
“We have worked hard to encourage traffic into Sharjah International Airport from Dubai’s main hubs, the fruits of which we are starting to see now. Wing X Live data1 is showing a growth of 16% in Europe bound movements from Sharjah and the two Dubai Airports in the first four months of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. At Sharjah we have seen a 45% increase in all movements over the same period as flight departments recognise there is a closer alternative to Downtown Dubai than Dubai South. This is high quality ‘sticky’ traffic, with multiple returns, as crews and principals experience the benefits of our location.”
Sharjah International Airport remains somewhat of a business aviation hidden gem. With no slot restrictions, plenty of parking, hangarage, security and customs clearance and almost immediate passes providing access to aircraft, the facility is becoming a popular access point to owners seeking to access Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
“We have a long-term strategy for Sharjah International that includes the development of a new Business Aviation Centre for the airport. These figures and the feedback we receive from crews, flight departments and Principal’s, reaffirm to us that we provide a very credible alternative to Dubai South and Dubai International.”