Aurora Aviation has high hopes for its new FBO in one of the UAE's quietest emirates.

The Swiss aviation services company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Fujairah International airport to take over its executive aviation terminal and ground handling services.

Ammar Kutait, CEO of Aurora Aviation, says despite being small, Fujairah has "huge potential" to attract business jet operators looking for lower-cost parking and other services than busier airports in the region such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates or Jeddah, in Saudi Arabia.

"In much of the Middle East, parking is scarce and expensive. We can offer the ability to, for example, drop a VVIP passenger in Dubai and then park at Fujairah for three days before returning to pick him up," he says. "Availability of fuel also makes Fujairah attractive as a technical stop."

Aurora is also close to announcing a ground handling operation and executive terminal at another undisclosed, non-Middle Eastern airport.

Source: Flight Daily News