Royal Jet delays expansion plans

11 June 2009

Shane O'Hare, president of Abu Dhabi-based private jet operator Royal Jet has told Reuters that the group has delayed by a year plans to increase its fleet to 20 from 12, but was still aiming to operate 50 aircrafts by 2020/2021. The company plans to commence its flights to Baghdad in the 'foreseeable future', has been flying into northern Iraq regularly, and has also recently started trips to Basra. Royal Jet is eyeing immediate growth opportunities in Saudi Arabia, in addition to more long-term opportunities in China, India and the CIS countries, O'Hare said.

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