IAC sees private jet demand peak during Eid
Dubai, September 16, 2009
International Air Charter (IAC), a leading independent private jet charter brokers and consultants, is expecting demand for chartered jet services in the Middle East to peak during Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.
IAC has revealed that it has accordingly bolstered its fleet to accommodate the expected surge in demand, which has been the trend over the past several years.
The chartered jet company also disclosed that it is on track to hit its growth target for the season, wherein the company expects a 50 per cent increase in the number of clients.
In addition, IAC revealed that the increasing capacity will be a key factor in accommodating the major influx of religious travellers, particularly those performing the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage.
"While IAC has been hitting its growth targets for the season with bookings and reservations steadily increasing, we are expecting a further rush in demand during Eid Al Fitr,” said Elie Abdo, Middle East partner, IAC.
“Accordingly, the next two weeks will be particularly important as this is the period when we often witness an incremental increase in demand,” he added.
“In addition, we have noticed a growing awareness about the advantages and flexibility of private jets, which is a very positive development that will open more business opportunities, particularly during traditional travel seasons such as the Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr."
IAC offers a selection of six to 40-seat planes to travellers in the Middle East, with a roster of aircrafts that includes Piaggio, Premier, Hawker, Falcon, Gulfstream, Challenger, Dornier, Global Express, Boeing, VIP Airbus and VIP McDonnell Douglas among others. – TradeArabia News Service