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Premium private jet provider Flexjet touches down in the Middle East

Middle Eastern based travellers can now fly the Gulfstream G650 through Flexjet’s shared ownership programme to almost anywhere in the world. New Gulfstream G650 is added to EMEA fleet, for dedicated service to travellers in the region

After successfully launching in Europe in 2019, premium private jet provider Flexjet is expanding its services further in the Middle East, with a launch of its newest Gulfstream G650.

As one of the world’s leading providers of private jet travel, Flexjet was established in the U.S. in the shared jet ownership market in 1995. Its EMEA operation is located in London’s Mayfair, alongside a Tactical Control Centre at Farnborough Airport, and an Operational Centre in Malta. 

Following the success of its Gulfstream G650 programme in the United States, Flexjet will now provide discerning travellers in the Middle East with the same in ultimate long-range private travel – the first time the iconic aircraft has become available in the region through a shared ownership programme. Already flying regularly in the Middle East for its Owners based in North America and Europe, Flexjet is now offering a dedicated shared ownership service to those based here.

Boasting a maximum range of nearly 11,500km and an impressive top cruise speed of Mach 0.925, the Gulfstream G650 from Flexjet offers fast and seamless connections across the world, with its EMEA-based aircraft allowing non-stop flights of up to 14 hours – such as Dubai to New York or Abu Dhabi to London.  

The Gulfstream G650 is complemented by Flexjet’s existing EMEA fleet of high-performance Praetor 600 super-midsize jets, which have a range of up to 7,441km, allowing non-stop connections such as Dubai to Dublin.

“The Middle East is home to a melting pot of many different nationalities, diverse culture and residents hungry for travel. The United Arab Emirates in particular has become a magnet for increasing numbers of ultra-high-net-worth individuals, businesses and families who want to travel on their own terms,” says Marine Eugène, European Managing Director.

“We understand the needs and desires of the UHNW traveller in this region and believe our combination of a modern, high-performance fleet and an exceptional service experience is very well-placed to appeal. We already fly regularly between the Middle East and Europe or the U.S. and we are now delighted to invite private aviation users based here to fly with us. This is an important growth market for Flexjet and in the past year we have almost doubled our fleet to service the EMEA region, with more aircraft to be added next year. This will be complemented by additional infrastructure over the coming years,” adds Eugène.

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