Sharjah Airport Authority signed two commercial agreements with Gama Support Services, one is to build and operate a new private jet terminal by Gama at Sharjah International Airport, and the second agreement grants Gama the right to provide ground handling services to business jet owners, business jets, and crew members at the terminal.
The total investment for the project stands over $29.9m (AED110m).
HE Ali Salim Al Midfa, chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority and Richard Lineveldt, general manager of Gama Support Services, signed the two agreements, in the presence of senior officials from both organizations.
The new project which will be constructed and operated by Gama will contribute in developing the private jet and business aviation industry in the Emirate of Sharjah.
The project spreads over more than 40,000m2 in Sharjah International Airport premises and comprises two private jet hangars with a capacity of two large BBJs each and a terminal for business jet owners and crew members. The project will also include an aircraft fuelling unit, aircraft parking apron for business jets and car parking spaces for the terminal users and guests.
Al Midfa said: “Our new partnership with Gama will add to our ability to provide the highest level of services to our customers in the private and business jet industry. The new project will allow the owners to travel in a luxurious and convenient manner, contributing to the economy of the Emirate of Sharjah and the UAE simultaneously.”
Al Midfa added: “This partnership is an important step in the process of developing the private aviation industry in the Emirate of Sharjah, by providing more exceptional facilities and services to jet owners who use their private jets to travel around the world.”
Lineveldt remarked: “We are proud of our presence at Sharjah International Airport. The agreements we have signed and the investment we are making here reflects our confidence in the prospective business of Sharjah economy as we have received excellent support from Sharjah Airport Authority and the Department of Civil Aviation."
The project is currently being designed to meet the international operational standards to ensure maximum convenience and tranquility for business jet travelers.
The construction will commence soon after the completion of designs, studies, and obtaining the official approvals.