Boeing Business Jets dominates Middle East markets with UAE & KSA on the lead

Published: Thursday, December 8, 2022

DUBAI, UAE—Boeing [NYSE: BA] Business Jets (BBJ) continues to show strong performance in the Middle East, with the region accounting for 29% of the global BBJ fleet, the company said.

Erika Pearson, President Boeing Business Jets (BBJ), commented: “The Middle East and Africa (MEA) together have 820 business jets, with a large concentration of those being in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). This region sets the highest expectations for service, luxury, and space. While also being geographically situated such that it can be served very well by BBJs.”

“In the region, BBJs meet the needs of not only private VIP and corporate jet travelers, but it also remains the “gold standard” for head-of-state travel. Its unmatched cabin size and attributes show why the BBJ is preferred over every other private jet. Customers can work with high-speed connectivity and privacy, dine, relax, sleep and shower in private suites, while other guests and crew have full access to the main cabin,” she added.

According to Alex Fecteau, Director of Marketing for Boeing Business Jets, “BBJs account for 75% of all widebody head-of-state airplanes in the region. This demonstrates the strong demand for our jets, and the commitment our valuable customers have for our brand. Overall, business aviation in the Middle East market continues to show strong growth, far greater than nearly all other regions. With global business aviation traffic up 14%, according to WingX, an aviation and data analysis agency, the Middle East region business jet departures are up a whopping 62% compared to the same period pre-pandemic. With increased interest in private and business aviation in the region, BBJ is uniquely positioned to meet this growing demand. The spike in bookings to Qatar associated with the World Cup, up 345%, demonstrate the demand for the benefits offered by private jet travel.”

In 2021, BBJ celebrated its 25th anniversary with more than 260 orders to date. Since 1996, BBJ has provided the business jet industry’s highest quality and most exclusive, cost-effective flying experience.

Built to the highest quality and safety standards, every BBJ is custom outfitted to each owner’s individual tastes and needs, and since it is built upon the foundation of our robust commercial structure, provides reliability, and on-time departure performance far superior to every other business jet.

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