Air Partner opens Dubai office


Aviation services group Air Partner has opened an office in Dubai as it looks to extend its offering to the Middle East and grow market share in the region.

The office, which is located in Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, offers group charter, private jets and freight services. In addition, clients have access to the Air Partner’s consulting and training services in aviation safety management and fatigue risk management from the office.

Jobby George has bee appointed as general manager of the office. George has experience in VIP and commercial aviation in the region, having previously worked at brokerage Chapman Freeborn in Dubai for nine years, most recently as commercial manager for the Middle East and India. Prior to this, he held sales and finance roles at Air Partner for five years, also in Dubai.

The Dubai office is the fourth Air Partner office to be opened in the last 18 months, following openings in Los Angeles in June 2018 and Houston and Singapore in early 2019.

Mark Briffa, CEO of Air Partner said, “We have opened an office in Dubai in line with our strategy to grow our global footprint and expand our reach beyond our established markets.

“Dubai is one of the world’s leading financial hubs and so it was a logical step for us to establish our first office in the Middle East here, given the range of sectors and customers that will benefit from our extensive portfolio of services. We see a wealth of opportunity, both in Dubai itself and the surrounding areas, and are excited about our future in the Middle Eastern market.

“It’s an exciting time for the city as it gears up for Expo 2020 Dubai next year and we look forward to being part of it as we support new and existing customers.”

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