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Royal Jet Wins Second Consecutive WTA for 'World's Leading Private Jet Charter'

Royal Jet has again been honoured by the World Travel Awards, being named the World's Leading Private Jet Charter, for the second year running. The award was presented to H.E. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Royal Jet's Chairman, by WTA President and Founder, Graham Cooke.

The World Travel Awards (WTA) are regarded as the travel industry's equivalent of the 'Oscars'; and the winners in each category are decided by votes received from agents and travel professionals globally. This award is the third Royal Jet has won in just two years, having also won Middle East's Leading Private Jet Charter and World's Leading Private Jet Charter. It is a firm endorsement by the industry itself that Royal Jet is regarded as the best private jet charter in the world.

Upon accepting the award, H.E. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Royal Jet's Chairman, said: "This award affirms Royal Jet's stature as a globally recognised brand. Such accolades come as a result of the Royal Jet team's hard work in providing clients with unrivalled excellence, both in Royal Jet's distinct service and range of product offerings."

Commenting on the award, Royal Jet's CEO and President, Shane O'Hare said: " Royal Jet attributes such success to the vision and leadership of our chairman, H.E. Sheikh Hamdan and our esteemed board members. Since the company's inception, Royal Jet has remained a profitable business and is widely regarded as a growing success; this is reflected both in such awards and year-on-year growth."

Royal Jet - the Abu Dhabi-headquartered, international luxury executive flight services company - has been active in diversifying their business to encompass a range of offerings, including its world-leading Fixed Base Operations (FBOs), Royal Jet Medical Evacuation Services, Royal Jet Charter Brokerage and aircraft management services. It is constantly improving its customer experience, and is currently refurbishing its 5 Boeing Business Jets. Royal Jet has also recently launched a 'world-first' by becoming the only private jet charter company to offer its guests a personal chef, providing them with bespoke gourmet dining based on their own individual preferences.

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About Royal Jet:

Royal Jet , the international luxury flight services company headquartered in Abu Dhabi, is jointly owned by Abu Dhabi Aviation and the "Presidential Flight Authority" the royal flight service, and is chaired by His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, who serves as a Minister in the UAE Federal Cabinet.

Royal Jet 's success lies in its exceptional bespoke client services and dedication to delivering the ultimate in safety, efficiency and luxury. The product personalisation which defines Royal Jet is reflected in its 'Your Flight' brand philosophy - ensuring clients receive meticulous, individual attention throughout the entire Royal Jet experience.

Royal Jet's business expansion plans have been created to find the best solutions to address the boom in the aviation industry. Its growing fleet of jets includes five Boeing Business Jets, which makes Royal Jet the world's largest single BBJ operator; two mid-range Gulfstream 300s, a long-range Gulfstream IVSP and a Learjet 60.

Royal Jet's product offering spans several operations including; luxury air charter services Royal Jet Charter Brokerage, which provides travel solutions through sourcing the appropriate aircraft for charter through a network of carefully audited operators; Royal Jet Medical Evacuation Service with the latest hi-tech equipment and highly-skilled, dedicated medical professionals; aircraft management and acquisition consultancy aimed at delivering optimum returns, and its award-winning Fixed Base Operations (FBO) /VIP terminal, at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Flexibility, responsiveness, discretion and customisation symbolize Royal Jet's promise of delivering and excelling, the demands of today's sophisticated business aviation traveller. In-flight catering ensures every individual taste is catered to with tailored- made menus and an attentive, yet unobtrusive on-board service.
Royal Jet is a founder member of the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), promoting the interests of the regional business aviation industry and a member of the NBAA, AVITAT, MedLink (a service of MedAir Inc.) and the Flight Safety Foundation.



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