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Gama Aviation opens Sharjah FBO

Gama Aviation has announced it will take responsibility for all business aircraft handling at Sharjah International Airport following the opening of a new FBO service.

This is the first time that the company, which has operated at Sharjah airport since 2004, will bring its FBO management service to the Middle East and North Africa region.

Sharjah International Airport is located 20 minutes by road from downtown Dubai or five minutes by helicopter, and handles growing and substantial business aviation movements each year.

The FBO team will be headed by Jeremy Mitchell, who joins Gama having been manager of operations for Sharjah Aviation Services and, prior to moving to Sharjah, as a senior manager with a number of handling agent companies in the UK.

Speaking about the introduction of Gama, His Excellency Abdulwahab Al Roomi, director general, Department of Civil Aviation, said, “We are pleased to have as reputed an organization as Gama operating at Sharjah International Airport. Their presence will bring in the expertise that we were seeking with regard to executive jet handling.

"We are confident that through Gama the advantages and potential of Sharjah as a business jet hub will be highlighted and utilised to the maximum, and we see this partnership reaping rich dividend to both organizations.”

Dave Edwards, managing director of Gama Aviation FZE, added, “We are delighted to be providing our FBO services at Sharjah International. The opportunities for business aviation at the airport are superb and the infrastructure lends itself to a quick and efficient service – meaning that passengers don’t waste valuable time hanging around in departure lounges.

"The airport’s location is very convenient for Sharjah, the Northern Emirates and particularly for passengers travelling to Dubai. With the ability for clients to drive directly to their aircraft like most European and American business airports it is a very good option. Sharjah has less capacity restraints and no slot restrictions, making it perfect for the specific demands of business aviation.”


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