Ahead Of FIFA World Cup 2022, Private Jet Operators In UAE Ramp Up Services

Many fans are expected to stay in Dubai or Abu Dhabi and fly to Doha for the FIFA World Cup matches.

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New Delhi: As the UAE and Gulf airlines prepare to operate special flights to Doha in November and December for the FIFA World Cup, the private jet operators in the UAE are not to be left behind. Ahead of the major sporting event in Qatar, the private jet operators in the UAE have started to ramp up their services.

According to Gulf News, Dubai-based private jet operator Jetex looks to fly an additional 2,500 flights to and from Doha as over 1.2 million football fans are expected to land in the UAE for the World Cup.

However, there seems to be a lack of hotels to accommodate so many people in Doha, hence, many fans could stay in Dubai or Abu Dhabi and fly to Doha for the matches. To meet this demand, several regional airlines have already began preparing.

Another private jet service, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), is also boosting its capacity to meet the high demand.

Air Arabia will operate 14 more shuttle flights per day from Sharjah to Doha. Etihad Airways will more than double its frequency between Abu Dhabi and Doha to fly 42 weekly flights instead of the current 18 weekly flights. The majority of the work will be done by low-cost airline flydubai, which will operate 60 shuttle flights every day.

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As thousands prepare to throng Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, here’s a look at the likely rates of the private jet.

Depending on the type and size of the aircraft, the typical cost for a small group of four to six people travelling on a private jet during the World Cup might range from $18,000 (about Dh66,000) upwards.

During that time, regular commercial flights from Dubai to Doha will cost customers anywhere from Dh1,000 to Dh4,000. The price of a Business Class seat might reach Dh12,000.00.

While fuel prices have an impact on commercial airlines’ profit margins, they have minimal effect on business aviation. Fuel costs will be taken into account when determining flight prices, however, the rise will be minimal.