Sky Prime Aviation Services, a private charter airline based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has secured a license for part 151, which enables the company to operate ground handling services. According to Sky Prime, it is the first private aviation business in Saudi Arabia to be awarded the Part 151 license.
Providing a range of luxury charter, private jets and private aviation services, Sky Prime’s executive fleets include access to a growing number of top of the range models; Airbus, Gulfstream, Legacy Embraer and Phenom.
“In line with the Saudi vision 2030, we look forward for Sky prime leadership in the aviation sector, within our development strategy that enables us to gain the trust of our customers in all of our aviation services,” commented Captain Mamdouh Mokhtar, CEO, Sky Prime.
“Sky Prime is the largest private aviation operator in the Middle East, with a full range of services to meet market needs including aircraft management, charter flights, maintenance and technical support, ground handling services, aviation consultancy and project management.
“We are proud to be a strong ally in cooperation with the Civil Aviation Authority and all agencies operating in the Saudi aviation industry to provide aviation services in accordance with the highest international standards to meet all the needs required by this vital sector,” commented Captain Mokhtar.
In 2017, the private charter airline reported a record growth of 40% in charter flights, as well as a 25% growth in flying hours and 20% growth in Sky Prime elite clientele. A reputed name within Saudi Arabia’s market, which reportedly comprises of 80% of the private aviation market in the Middle East, Sky Prime today manages 70% of the KSA’s market share in private aviation.
In line with the Saudi 2030 Vision and the desire for the diversification of the economy, Sky Prime Aviation Services forecasts a continued growth in demand for private aviation from the Saudi market for 2018.