DC Aviation Al-Futtaim reports 25% business growth in Q1 2021

Dubai-based DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has registered a 25% increase in its Q1 2021 business operations – across-the-board.

The company operates a Fixed Base Operations (FBO) and hangar facility at Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai World Central) in Jebel Ali district.

DCAF’s core business activities encompass aircraft management, maintenance, FBO and ground handling, and business jet charter.

Commenting on the growth in the company’s in-bound passenger numbers in Q1 2021, Holger Ostheimer, Managing Director, DCAF, stated: “The UAE has established itself on the world stage with the positive steps it has taken to battle the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Holger Ostheimer, Managing Director, DCAF, is optimistic about 2021. Credit: DCAF

“The increase in flight movement [into the UAE] is the result of increased confidence in the UAE’s [Covid-19] vaccination programme, tourism-related initiatives and other economic stimulus measures taken to boost consumer and business sentiment,” Ostheimer added.

DCAF recorded an increased number of business jet passengers arriving in Dubai in Q1 2021, largely from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Europe, Israel, India and Pakistan.

“We have seen this increased number even into Ramadan [holy month in Islam],which is generally a quiet period.

“We expect this trend to continue for the remainder of the year,” Ostheimer concluded.

DCAF operates two hangars measuring 5,700sqm and 7,500sqm, in addition to a 1,300sqm VVIP lounge at Al Maktoum International Airport.

DCAF is a joint venture between Stuttgart-headquartered DC Aviation and Dubai-based Al-Futtaim.

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