In a recent survey conducted among private jet operators, Nice was listed as the most popular destination for UAE private jets (PJ) users, with five trips per year, followed by Paris in second place with four trips and London in third place with two trips. These findings were revealed by Private Jet Charter (PJC).
“These high net worth individuals tend to travel before Ramadan, return home for Ramadan and then travel again after Ramadan. Other popular Mediterranean destinations are Malaga and Olbia in Sardinia,” says Ross Kelly, managing director for Middle East, PJC.
Kelly further adds: “Paris and London came second and third respectively as favourite destinations, with most PJ users going to Paris for shopping and London for business. Geneva also gets very popular in the winter for ski holidays.”
UAE PJ users prefer a private charter to commercial flights as they look for luxury and a hassle free environment.
Kelly added: “As the industry grows, there will be a need for specialised private jet airports to ensure that superior service granted to travellers on board is maintained after the flight all the way through departure or prior to flying on the jet. There is also a need for these exclusive airports for more effective servicing of private jets on landing and taking off at different times of the day.”