In the first four months of 2017 our Sharjah Airport FBO saw a 45% rise in aircraft movements according to figures compiled by Airops Movement-Executive and WingX live.

Commenting on the figures Richard Lineveldt, Managing Director, Middle East remarked:

“We have worked hard to encourage business aviation 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.”

The Sharjah Airport FBO managed by Gama Aviation 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 private jets, the facility is becoming a popular access point to owners seeking to access Dubai and the Northern Emirates.

Lineveldt continues:

“We have a long-term strategy for our Sharjah Airport FBO 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.”

Downtown Dubai in less than 30 minutes from our Sharjah FBO.

Offering the most convenient, efficient entry point to the UAE, our Sharjah FBO is less than 30 minutes’ drive or a 5 minute helicopter trip from Downtown Dubai.

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