Emirates Executive taps into new markets after first year of operation

Dubai: After more than a year of operation, Emirates Executive, the luxury private jet arm of Emirates airline, has flown more than 450 hours to destinations in Europe, Africa, Far East and Middle East. Emirates will be showcasing its Airbus 319 aircraft at Middle East Business Aviation Business Aviation 2014 (MEBA) in Dubai next week.

Since August 2013, Emirates Executive has offered charter services to most locations worldwide and beyond the existing Emirates network. The aircraft’s configuration was designed with a high level of comfort in mind and can carry up to 19 passengers. Emirates Executive introduced private suites and a large multi-functional lounge area on-board, making it a service versatile enough to provide bespoke experiences to both private customers and large groups.

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Planning, Aeropolitical & Industry Affairs, said: “In the last year we have seen demand come the Middle East and Africa and we owe this to Emirates Executive’s large cabin offering, which easily accommodates and provides room for our passengers.” He continued: “We are enabling company executives, large family groups and government delegations to fly further, faster and benefit from unrivalled comfort and new technologies. There remains significant growth in the large cabin segment of the private charter industry and Emirates Executive posted strong first year results.

We will continue to raise awareness of our offering and target key source markets in order to tap into new demand. We are also looking at partnering with new segments like tour operators that sell luxury global tours and hospitality companies promoting personalised travel packages.” The configuration of the Emirates Executive A319 aircraft is based on two main areas. A wide dining and executive lounge at the front of the aircraft is designed to seat up to 12 passengers, combining a work area and a rest zone with two large sofas surrounding four mechanically-activated tables and two 42″ HD LCD screens. The second distinct area comprises of 10 Private Suites, each featuring a fully lie flat seat and a 32″ HD LCD screen.