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McKinney National Airport breaks ground on new US$16m FBO terminal

The city of McKinney has broken ground on the future home of the US$16m McKinney Air Center, a state-of-the-art fixed-base operator (FBO) terminal at the McKinney National Airport. The terminal will span 17,000ft2, in addition to a 40,000ft2 transient hangar. Read more on this story here.

23rd April 2018

Donegal ranked as world’s most stunning runway in 2018 Scenic Airport Poll

Private jet booking platform, PrivateFly, has revealed the results of its Scenic Airport Poll 2018, with Ireland’s Donegal Airport being ranked as the world’s most beautiful landing spot. The annual survey, which was conducted in February 2018, asked 8,500 travellers to name their top landing location. Other airports listed in the top ten include Barra in Scotland, Nice in France and Queenstown in New Zealand.

12th April 2018

Can you name the waterfront business airport pictured below that is favored by travelers thanks to its proximity to a big US city?Weekly Image Poll


Royal Jet named “World's Leading Private Jet Charter” at World Travel Awards

Abu Dhabi-based Royal Jet has been awarded the title of “World’s Leading Private Jet Charter” for the fifth time at the 2011 World Travel Awards held in Qatar on January 11.

The company’s CEO, Shane O’Hare was on hand to accept the record-breaking award along with Vice President for Commercial Fahad Wali, Director of Protocol Nasser Khamis Al Dhahri and VIP guests His Excellency Juma Rashed Al Daheri, the UAE Ambassador to Qatar, and Faisal Al Ali, Diplomatic Attache at the UAE Embassy in Qatar.

“We are very pleased to receive this award,” said His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan. “This award proves that Royal Jet is indeed a luxurious and globally-known brand and that it is the best, not only in the Middle East, but in the world. This award is a fitting and deserving gift for all the hard work and dedication provided by all our staff.”

“To receive such an award for the fifth time in a row is indeed a rare achievement!” O’Hare said. “The perseverance and commitment of Royal Jet and its extremely dedicated team of professionals, guided by the wisdom and full support of the members of our Board of Directors led by His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, have enabled us to deliver nothing but the best and most luxurious global private jet charter service to be able to accomplish this feat.

“These recognitions and awards truly inspire us to be unrelenting in our capacity and capability to continue to set the benchmark in this industry – all for the benefit of the market and our customers. And as our way of expressing our sincerest gratitude to our peers and colleagues in this industry, as well as to our customers, for continuing to acknowledge what great and excellent product and service truly means, we assure you that we shall be unwavering in our efforts to even further uplift the standards of service excellence in the private jet charter service sector in the coming years,” O’Hare added.

“This award is such a welcome start for the year 2012 as it expresses which brand the industry and the market truly trusts and considers the best,” O’Hare concluded. “We shall definitely strive even harder as we look forward on maintaining our excellent market reputation and hopefully receive our sixth award at the end of this year.”


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