Rizon Jet has agreed to provide additional charter capacity for Kazakhstan-based operator Prime Aviation. Under an initial four-month contract the Qatar-based operator will provide blocks of flight time in one of its Bombardier Challenger 605s to cover the months of May through August. The aircraft will be based in Almaty or Astana as required.
Rizon Jet’s two FBOs at London Biggin Hill and Doha, Qatar, are set to open in July. Both facilities are similar in size and design, although the Qatar facility includes separate prayer rooms for male and female passengers.
Rizon Jet is in the final stages of construction for two new FBOs in Europe and the Middle East. In July, it expects to open almost identical hangars with adjoining lounges and offices at London Biggin Hill Airport and at its Doha headquarters in Qatar.
Patrick Enz has joined Rizon Jet as group CEO, replacing Will Curtis, who
Despite reporting a recent “pronounced upswing” in business jet charter business in the Gulf Cooperation Council territories, Middle East charter and aircraft management firm Rizon is rationalizing its activity in the area to cut costs.
oMiddle East charter provider Rizon has begun work on a new FBO and hangar facility at Doha Airport in Qatar. Rizon, which is headquartered at London Biggin Hill Airport, plans to build the new FBO in modular fashion so that it can be moved to the new Doha International Airport when it opens in 2011.
Rizon Jet, the Arabian Gulf-based aircraft charter and management group, is looking to bridge the European and Middle Eastern markets by establishing new bases at the Qatari capital Doha and London’s Biggin Hill Airport. The company, which originally aspired to a low-cost, light jet business model, is focusing on the higher end of the charter sector.
Middle East-based executive charter operator Rizon Jet has bucked the downturn in new business aircraft sales by placing a firm order for four Bombardier Learjet 85s worth $68 million. The jets will join a fleet that is also soon to include three Challenger 605s and a second Hawker Beechcraft 900XP. One of the three Challenger 605s will be coming from a source other than Bombardier but the seller has not been identified.
Middle Eastern business aircraft operators flying to Britain can expect a special welcome at London Biggin Hill Airport (Stand No. 724). Bahrain-based executive charter operator Rizon Jet is building an executive terminal there, which is designed to meet the needs and preferences of Middle Eastern customers. The full-service FBO is due to open next August.
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