JetEx, the trip planning and handling specialist, is officially unveiling its flagship FBO today at Al Maktoum airport, known as Dubai South.

Part of a building that also includes the first presence in Dubai for Abu Dhabi-based charter operator and maintenance provider Falcon Aviation Services, as well as a central terminal, the lounge is hailed by JetEx founder and chief executive Adel Mardini as a “showpiece” that is “radically different to anything else on the market”.

He adds that the 1,600m2 facility is “the biggest in the region and, we’re pretty sure, the world”.

JetEx, set up in 2005 and which is based at Dubai International airport’s free zone, has 16 FBOs, including Santiago in Chile and Paris Le Bourget. “We are targeting key locations in each territory,” says Mardini. “We would like two more in Europe and are looking at Asia and Saudi Arabia. We are targeting 30 FBOs by the end of the decade. However, our aim is not to be the biggest, but the best.”

The design of JetEx’s Al Matoum lounge is inspired by upmarket international hotels, says Mardini, rather than the more traditional Arabian-influenced décor favoured by many FBOs in the region.

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Source: Flight Daily News