Private jet use high among UAE businessmen

The average business jet flies about 400 hours per year, according to statistics from the National Business Aviation Association.



By Staff Report

Published: Sat 29 Mar 2014, 10:36 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:32 PM

The average number of hours a UAE businessman flies on a private jet is between 100 to 150 hours per year, while in Saudi, this figure rises to between 150 to 200 hours.

These estimates come from Private Jet Charter, or PJC, one of the world’s largest independent private jet charter consultants. The company says that UK and European businessmen fly a lot less on private jets due to the economic downturn in Europe, barely between a range of 50 to 100 hours.

The benchmarking study reveals that Saudi businessmen travel the most in the Middle East due to the country’s vibrant economy and vast size, according to Hugh Courtenay, founder and chief executive of PJC. “They tend to fly more on domestic routes by private jet. The availability of commercial options on domestic routes is limited countrywide, so the private jet option is the most practical solution.”

The average business jet flies about 400 hours per year, according to statistics from the National Business Aviation Association.

— business@khaleejtimes.com


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