Gama Aviation FZE opened its exclusive executive terminal (FBO) at Sharjah International Airport, creating a full service private aviation hub serving Sharjah, Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
The new facility, which is the latest stage of development by Gama Aviation, its investors including Crescent Enterprises, Growthgate Capital, and Sharjah’s Department of Civil Aviation, was inaugurated by H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Thani during an evening ceremony held after the Isha prayer.
The facility at Sharjah International Airport is already performing above its target for weekly movements as operators and owners seek to cut the transit time of principals and crew to the Northern Emirates.
H.E. Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of the Sharjah Airport Authority, remarked: “Sharjah is getting increasingly popular for general aviation and business jet operators, given its uncongested ease of operations and speedy processes. Our partnership with Gama Aviation and their initiative in providing a world class executive terminal, at Sharjah International Airport, further enhances this reputation, thereby contributing to fulfilling Sharjah’s aspiration of a premier private aviation hub in the region.”
Marwan Khalek, CEO of Gama Aviation added: “We have long seen the strategic potential of Sharjah as a private aviation hub. Our new lounge facility complements our dedicated hangars, maintenance facilities and fuel services. Phase two is to commence shortly with the development of a new hangar which will incorporate an expanded maintenance facility as well as a much needed increase in aircraft storage capacity.”
The lounge has been fully operational since June 15 although the ceremonial opening of the facility took place on 01 July.
Gama Aviation is a global business aviation services organization, founded in 1983 in the United Kingdom by Marwan Khalek and Stephen Wright. Gama Aviation currently employs over 500 people and operates over 80 business aircraft around the globe at 25 operating bases across four continents.Caption: HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Thani inaugurates Gama Aviation’s private aviation terminal at Sharjah International Airport in the presence of (left to right): Abdulrahman Al Balooshi; Majid Jafar; HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Thani; Haythem Macki; Ali Al Midfa; Hamid Jafar; Marwan Khalek; HE Sheikh Khalid Bin Issam Al Qassimi; Badr Jafa