Al Jaber Aviation (AJA) has become the first
customer in the Middle East to offer an Airbus aircraft for
charter flights, following the delivery of its first A318 Elite.
The company has a further three A318 Elites and two Airbus
Corporate Jetliners (ACJs) on order, which will make it the
largest operator of Airbus corporate jets in the region.
“We aim to provide VVIP customers with the ultimate in comfort,
space, and service, and because the A318 Elite and Airbus ACJ have
the widest and tallest cabins of any business jet, can now deliver
it,” said Al Jaber Group Chief Executive Officer Mohammed Al Jaber.
“The Al Jaber Group’s success in construction, shipping and
logistics has been built on quality, and AJA is now extending this
into the air.”
“The privacy, prestige and
productivity of corporate jets is well understood in the Middle
East, where there is a strong and growing demand for VVIP charter
flights that AJA is well placed to satisfy,” said Airbus
Chief Operating Officer, Customers, John Leahy. “And if you can
offer a better product, which is what AJA is now able to do with
the Airbus A318 Elite, you give your business model the best
chance of success.”
AJA’s A318 Elite is able to
welcome business or family groups of up to 19 passengers, allowing
larger groups to travel together than would have been possible in
traditional business jets – as well as providing better value for
It features the comfortable and spacious seating
found in well appointed offices and homes, offering a fresher and
more attractive way to fly for business or pleasure. The A318
Elite also has a private office that converts to a bedroom, large
bathrooms, and plenty of space for luggage.
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