in Business Aviation

AVIATION AFRICA: Royal Jet flies in with Royal Eswatini partnership deal

Posted 4 March 2020 · Add Comment

Royal Jet, the Abu Dhabi based VVIP aircraft charter operator, flew into the Aviation Africa Summit and Exhibition in Addis Ababa and announced a joint venture with Royal Eswatini National Airways Cooperation (RENAC).


This collaboration will see a Royal Jet Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) based in King Mswati III airport in Sikhuphe, Eswatini. A VIP configured MD 87 aircraft will also join the fleet and the two companies will jointly market both aircraft.
The aircraft is on display at Bole International Airport during the two day industry summit and delegates from African governments, airlines and high-net-worth individuals are visiting the aircraft during the event.
The strategic partnership between Royal Jet and RENAC is keenly eying a new market segment for generating interest in private jet safaris and is actively seeking to leverage its connections with world class tour operators and high-end boutique resorts to bring a revolutionary luxury product to market.
Royal Jet’s CEO Rob Di Castri said ‘This joint venture demonstrates Royal Jet’s commitment to the Kingdom of Eswatini and to Southern Africa in general. As of 2020 Royal Jet has been operating head of state missions within Africa for 15 years, however we are taking our commitment to the region to another level. We are very proud to be partnering with RENAC in this project and are honoured that His Majesty selected Royal Jet.’
Royal Jet’s Commercial Director Simon D’Oyly added ‘We will begin with one 30-Seat Boeing Business Jet, but the intent of both parties is to create jobs, transfer skills and build up maintenance and operational capability locally. We believe this will lead to increased opportunities for Royal Jet to serve its core heads of state from an African base and we look forward to serving a greater range of clientele, from business people, to sports teams and high end tourism.’


 

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Aviation Stakeholders Convention set to take place May 18-19

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and Ethiopian Airlines are preparing to stage the 9th Aviation Stakeholders Convention (ASC) which will take place from 18 – 19 May 2021.

ACC Aviation see consultancy work in Africa increase

ACC Aviation, a UK-based aviation consultancy with offices in five global continents, reports a more than 20% year on year growth in the first quarter of 2021, despite the harsh impact on aviation brought about by the global pandemic.

Thales reports its order intake and sales for Q1 2021

Thales has released its order intake and sales for the first quarter of 2021.

RwandAir resumes services to Lusaka

RwandAir has resumed its services to Lusaka with two weekly flights on Wednesdays and Fridays effective May 7, 2021.

Azman Air cleared to resume 737 flights

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has lifted a suspension order against local carrier Azman Air after it implemented a corrective plan to address safety matters on the B737.

African airlines’ traffic sank 73.7% in March

IATA announced that passenger traffic fell in March 2021 compared to pre-COVID levels in March 2019 but rose compared to the immediate month prior to February 2021.

Aviation Africa 2021 SKOC
See us at
DAS21_BTWDS BT1202090322Aviation MENA 2022Shields AfricaAviation Africa 2021 BTOC