The Abu Dhabi-based business, which provides chartered flights for executives and VIPs, has acquired a Cessna Citation Sovereign, a Challenger 604 and an Embraer Legacy 600, and plans to buy new aircraft during the final quarter of 2008.

The new planes will go into immediate service out of Al-Bateen City Airport on the outskirts of the UAE capital.

The medium range Cessna is capable of reaching Europe and the Far East, and Faris Deeb, managing director of Prestige Jet, says that the airline will maintain a varied fleet to offer flexible services to clients at a time of rapidly rising demand.

“This summer period has witnessed an increase in demand for our aircraft, with the utilisation of the airline’s fleet of 11 dedicated aircraft running on average at 40 per cent above target,” he says.