ON DECEMBER 9 Jet Aviation announced that the company will be moving into a new facility that provides FBO and line maintenance services at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport.
The company says the new building: “offers fast access to King Abdullah Economic City and the King Abdullah University.” The 32,292sq ft (3,000m2) FBO facility incorporates arrivals, departures and luggage handling functions, into: “an innovative passenger flow system.” It also has 24/7 border police and customs services plus what Jet Aviation describes as: “better security and enhanced privacy.”
Also available are passenger and crew lounges, refreshment areas with hot and cold snacks, a newspaper service offering nearly 1,000 different daily and monthly publications, and a 24-hour shuttle to Jeddah’s International terminal. State-of-the-art weather briefing and flight planning equipment along with snooze rooms and lounges will be available for flight crews as well.
Frank Kusserow, Vice President and General Manager of Jet Aviation Saudi Arabia, said: “We are very pleased to move into this new and state-of-the art facility, which will provide us with the opportunity to better serve passengers and flight crews.”
Christof Spaeth, Senior Vice President MRO and FBO services for Jet Aviation EMEA & Asia, adds: “In addition to increased passenger comfort the new premises will allow the company to strengthen its global network and maintenance footprint by expanding its line and maintenance service capabilities in the region.”
Jet Aviation Saudi Arabia has operated an FBO in Jeddah since 1979 and a second facility has served at Riyadh since 1983. Both facilities offer FBO services, line maintenance and aircraft-on-ground (AOG) services to private, business and military operators.
The two locations each hold Saudi Arabian PCA licenses.