Dahra To Open Spares Shop in Dubai
Oman-based regional aircraft spares supplier Dahra Logistics & Marketing is planning to open an office in Dubai next March to tap into the fast-growing aviation market here in the United Arab Emirates. “Already, new airlines such as Air Arabia and Etihad are growing fast,” observed Dahra’s CEO, Khamis Obaid Mubarak Al-Ajmi. “The low-cost airline model in particular has massive potential and many no-frills operators will start operating from Gulf Cooperation Council countries catering to the needs of passengers from Asian countries,” he said. The company’s exhibit here is the first by an Oman-based firm. “We currently provide services to the Royal Air Force of Oman, Oman Air, the Royal Oman Police and the Royal Flight, but the GCC’s aviation industry growth will soon enable us to expand our operations across the region,” said Al-Ajmi. Dahra’s international presence currently comprises market research and liaison offices in the UK and the U.S. Al-Ajmi expects contracts worth $4 million in 2006.