London-based business aviation charter business The Charter Company has opened its first international office in the Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA).

The company says its new office will serve established clients in the Middle East as well as being an ideal location to expand the business into emerging markets such as India.

Neil Turnbull, who will be based in Dubai, will take up the role as president of Middle East sales and heads an experienced team of European and Arabian charter brokers.

Managing director Julian Burrell says that "with around 30% of our private charter business already coming from the Middle East region it made sense to choose the UAE when it came to expanding the business. I feel confident our high-calibre team will continue to deliver the superb level of service our Middle East clients currently enjoy from the London office."

Source: Flight Daily News