The Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub (MBRAH) at Dubai South has said that private jets movements in 2020 grew by 21 percent compared to 2019, driven mainly by a high number of movements in the last quarter of the year following the reopening of airports in the country.
The aerospace hub also recorded a 78 percent growth of private jets movements in Q4 2020 alone, compared to Q4 2019.
The MBRAH is a free zone for airlines, private jet companies, and associated industries. It is also home to maintenance centers and training and education campuses.
“It gives us immense pleasure to see the substantial increase in private jet travel across the VIP Terminal at MBRAH for the second consecutive quarter. This exceptional performance is due to, among many reasons, Dubai’s status as a preferred destination for tourists, associated with the launch of the ‘World’s Coolest Winter’ campaign, and the UAE ranking among the top countries in the world in efficiently handling the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Tahnoon Saif, CEO of MBRAH.
Facilitating requirements for adhering to Covid-19 testing, other private jet terminals have also rolled out measures of their own.
For example, all passengers arriving at DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF)’s private jet hangar facility located at Dubai South have the option of taking either a free PCR test whose results will be available in 36-48 hours or an express test for an extra fee of Dhs550 whose results will be available in 6-12 hours.