Abu Dhabi-based Al-Jaber Aviation (AJA) received its first Airbus A318 Elite Plus corporate jet on 26 August.

The plane will be used for private aviation purposes and is the first of six Airbus aircraft that AJA has on order.

The aircraft will join the Embraer 1000 that was introduced by AJA in March 2010 and an Embraer Legacy 6000 that joined the fleet in June 2009.

The jet seats up to 19 passengers and can fly larger groups than traditional business jets making it ideal for big companies and government delegations. It can also carry cargo.