Amsterdam - The Canal Ring

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands. With over 700,000 inhabitants, it is also the country’s most populated city. What started out as a small fishing village in the 12th century, later developed to become one of the world’s key trading ports, specializing in finance and diamonds. Today, Amsterdam is still recognized as one of the top financial centers in Europe. This commercial capital is home to the headquarters of seven of the world’s 500 largest companies, as well as numerous large Dutch institutions.

Amsterdam is also the cultural capital of the Netherlands. The city has plenty of rich architectural history to offer. It also boasts an extensive network of 17th century canals, which provide a scenic backdrop for visitors to explore. Additionally, the 19th century Defense Line of Amsterdam has a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Consecrated in 1306, the Oude Kerk (Old Church) is the oldest building in Amsterdam. Visitors to the city can view many examples of gothic, renaissance and baroque-style structures.

The Museum Square is home to the city’s most important galleries. The largest collection of classical Dutch art can be found at the RijksmuseumStedelijk Museum includes an important modern art collection, whilst the Van Gogh Museum holds some of the most famous paintings created by the Dutch master.

The oceanic climate of Amsterdam predominantly offers mild temperatures throughout the year. The city of diamonds and tulips is one of the top tourist destinations in Europe, receiving more than 5 million international visitors, and 16 million day-trippers annually. If you happen to be in Amsterdam in the spring, make sure check out the world’s only floating flower market at the Bloemenmarkt. The world famous tulip field is also a sight not to miss, located between Haarlem and Leiden, just a 20-minute drive away. These are just a few examples of the sights one can enjoy in this stunning, vibrant city.

Flying to Amsterdam

Landing permits are not required for any operations into the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (also known as IATA: AMS and ICAO: EHAM), is the primary (and only) international airport for GA operators visiting Amsterdam. Schiphol is located approximately 9km southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer.

EHAM is the home base and European hub for multiple regional and international airlines. The airport has a single main terminal, which is split into three departure halls. This is used mainly for commercial passengers. A dedicated General Aviation (GA) terminal, known as the KLM Jet Center was also opened on the east side in 2011. Schiphol is the fifth busiest airport in Europe in terms of passengers served.

It is mandatory for all aircraft operating to EHAM to be PRNAV approved. The airport is not open 24-hours for GA. Daily arrivals are allowed only between 06:20 and 21:50 UTC, while daily departures are permitted only from 06:00 to 21:35 UTC. Extensions to these restrictions are not possible.

Since GA operating timings are limited, airport slot booking will be necessary. Handling is compulsory, and EHAM is fully equipped with all ground handling services. Prior booking for aircraft parking is not required, and long-term parking is available. The GA terminal offers VIP lounges for both pax and crew, as well as helicopter transfers. Crew visas are not required in order to enter Amsterdam, if valid crew ID and general declaration is provided.

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VAT is applicable on fuel, whether the flight is private or domestic. VAT is not applied for commercial / international flights, unless you buy it through an international reseller. Since Jetex is a VAT registered company in the Netherlands, VAT exemption can be availed. Take advantage by enrolling in Jetex’s VAT exemption program today. For assistance, please contact us at

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Jetex is a one-stop-source for all your international trip planning needs. Our operations teams are on standby around the clock to ensure you receive the best services, tailored to your specific needs.

We can arrange everything including permitsslotsPPRground handlingfuel upliftcatering and bespoke concierge services in any part of the world. Jetex will take care of all the technical aspects of your journey, allowing you to fully enjoy your visit to the Netherlands.

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Military Logistics and Procurement Kuwait is a two-day international summit taking place on November 28 – 29, 2016. Now in its 3rd edition, the event will be held at the Radisson Blu hotel in Salwa, Kuwait. Leading experts will come together to discuss the challenges facing the defense industry, and practical solutions to improving logistic and procurement procedures. The summit will include an impressive roster of speakers from the Kuwait Air Force and Armed Forces, the U.S. Central Command and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, NATO, the German Bundeswehr, and the UK Ministry of Defense.

Industry professionals from logistics and warehouse companies, software and logistics solution providers, MRO providers, spare part and maintenance suppliers will also be participating. Kuwait has announced it is planning on spending over USD 20 billion over the next decade on defense procurement. The conference represents an ideal platform for suppliers to network and showcase their solutions to key decision makers in military logistics and procurement.

For further information regarding the event and schedule please visit:

Operating to Kuwait

Landing Permits

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) requires landing permits for all operations to Kuwait. The landing permit can be arranged within 72 hours. Once issued, the landing permit will be valid for 24 hours from the estimated time of arrival. If there is any change to the flight schedule, DGCA will need to be informed. A revised permit request may be required in certain cases. In order to obtain a Kuwait landing permit, it is necessary to provide local sponsor contact details, entry and exit points, and crew/pax details.

Kuwait International Airport

Kuwait International Airport (IATA: KWI, ICAO: OKBK) is the only airport that caters to general aviation in the country. The airport is located about 16 kilometers south of Kuwait City. In 2015, Kuwait International Airport served more than 11 million passengers.

OKBK offers Airport of Entry 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Prior airport slot booking is not required. Availability of aircraft parking slots is always subject to approval, upon sending an official request to the handler. Note that OKBK is a congested airport. If parking is not available, the landing permit may be denied.

The airport is fully-equipped to provide all ground handling services, including a passenger lounge. Crew can use the terminal lounge if required (there is no crew lounge available on the general aviation side). Crew can enter Kuwait through General Declaration holding a valid crew ID and valid passport.

Travel to Kuwait with Jetex

Jetex is an internationally acclaimed trip support provider. We can arrange full ground handling services and global fuel services at all major locations worldwide. We also have a dedicated fuel sales and trip cost estimate team for both comprehensive and partial service quotation requests. Jetex is a premium brand, offering only the best quality travel experience. We can take care of all your crew and pax accommodation, transportation and dining arrangements. Our world-class concierge department caters to each and every requirement.

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The state of Japan is made up of 6,852 islands, from which only 430 are inhabited by approximately 127 million people. Japan’s capital city is Tokyo. The Greater Tokyo Area is the largest metropolitan area in the world, and home to more than 35 million residents. Japan has the third largest national economy in the world, in terms of nominal GDP.

Japan has a fascinatingly multifaceted culture, with combined influences from Asia, Europe, and North America. Although the country is deeply rooted in traditions that stretch back thousands of years, Japanese society is in a state of rapid flux with continuous changes in popular culture, fashion and technological development.

The country has nineteen UNESCO World Heritage sites to offer visitors. Discover the exquisite modern galleries, museums of traditional art and historical buildings. Explore the nation’s magnificent horticultural arts starting with the three great gardens, KenrokuenKorakuen, and Kairakuen. Japan also has a rich tradition of performing art that is still alive today. Watch the spring geisha dances in Kyoto and attend Awa Odori, the largest traditional dance festival in Japan. The blooming of the cherry blossom trees (or sakura) in spring is a major event in Japan’s calendar, and also the most popular time to visit the country.

Operating to Japan

Slot permits are required for both revenue/charter flights and non-revenue flights. For a private operator, permit lead time can take on average 2 to 3 days. For commercial/charter flights, permit arrangement can take at least 7 days.

The following documents will also be required from charter operators:

  • Power of attorney
  • Air operator certificate
  • Noise certificate
  • Certificate of Airworthiness
  • Certificate of Aircraft Registration
  • Aircraft International certificate of Insurance
  • Charter operator agreement with client
  • Crew passport, license and medical certification
  • TCAS III documents

Jetex Flight Support at Haneda Airport

Haneda Airport (IATA: HND, ICAO: RJTT) also known as Tokyo International Airport , is one of the two primary airports that serve the Greater Tokyo Area. The airport handled over 75 million passengers in 2015. It was ranked as the third busiest airport in Asia, and the fifth busiest in the world in terms of passenger traffic. In 2010, RJTT underwent significant expansion, enabling it to handle up to 90 million passengers per year. The government has encouraged the use of Tokyo International Airport for premium business routes. In 2012, the airport added a brand new “Premier Gate” in order to better facilitate business jets.

Airport of Entry / customs and immigration are operational 24 hours-a-day at Haneda Airport. A parking spot permit is required, due to the limited parking space available. Long-term parking can only be done for a maximum of 5 days and 4 nights.

Jetex operates a ground support station at Tokyo’s RJTT airport. Clients can enjoy the benefits of our local expertise and first-class facilities, which are fully in adherence to the Jetex premium global standards. A complete range of ground handling, concierge and security services are provided, with multilingual staff who can communicate in English, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

Comprehensive Range of Services

Jetex’s service portfolio includes in-house flight planning, arrangement of permits, ground handling, and fuel uplifts. Our concierge department can take care of all ground transportation, accommodation, dining, tours and visa arrangements for both pax and crew. Jetex has direct contracts with most five-star international hotels, so you can experience luxury at competitive rates.

For further details on flying into Japan with Jetex, please contact our team in Tokyo.

Jetex Japan
Tel: +81 3 3747 0420

Lima district in Peru

This November 19 – 20, the Grand National Theatre in Lima plays host to the 28th APEC CEO Summit.

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is an international forum established in 1989 to help enable greater cooperation, economic growth, trade and investment opportunities throughout the Asia Pacific region. It currently consists of 21 economies.

The APEC CEO Summit is an annual event held within the framework of APEC, and organized by ABAC. The summit brings together Asia-Pacific businessmen to attend a series of presentations by business leaders, scholars, heads of state and global opinion leaders, and to discuss critical issues relating to business and the economy.

The first meeting was held in Canberra, Australia and attended by 12 ministers of Foreign Affairs and Economy. The Secretariat is currently based in Singapore, and the official working language of the forum is English.

Peru has been an APEC member since 1998, and will host the CEO Summit for the second time (having previously been the venue for the 20th edition in 2008).

Prestigious Global Gathering

The APEC Summit brings together some of the world’s most powerful heads of state and influential business people. Keynote speakers will include Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Shinzõ Abe and Justin Trudeau, as well as the presidents of most of the APEC member states. In addition, the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Argentine President Mauricio Macri will attend as invited guests.

Industry is also strongly represented, with guests from an array of multinational corporations including Mark Zuckerberg (Chairman and CEO of Facebook) and Belén Garijo (CEO of Merck, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world).


Four priority areas have been laid out as topics to be addressed at the 2016 APEC summit. These are human capital development, upgrading SMEs, the regional food market, and regional economic integration agenda. These subjects were chosen to further build upon on discussions and achievements from the 2015 APEC summit, which was held in the Philippines. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF (International Monetary Foundation), will also give a special presentation on the theme of the empowerment of women.

To learn more about this year’s APEC CEO Summit, please click here to visit the website.

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China, also known as the People’s Republic of China (PRC), is the most populated sovereign state in the world. Home to over 1.38 billion inhabitants, it is also the second largest state by land area. For over 500 years, China has been the one of biggest and fastest growing economies in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity. The country is also the world’s largest exporter, and the second largest importer of goods.

The People’s Republic of China has over 182 commercial airports already opened, with plans to open more in the future. The largest airports in China are also ranked as some of the busiest in the world. There is an enormous demand for General Aviation (GA) here. The country is home to the China Airshow, the largest and only international aviation aerospace trade show endorsed by the Chinese central government.

Operating to China with Jetex

Jetex Flight Support strives to continuously extend its presence and global network in order to provide the best possible service to our clients, and is already well established in China. We operate our own strategically placed supervisory station and operations center in Beijing. With Jetex China, you can benefit from our local expertise in arrangement of permits, in-house flight planning, updates on Chinese NOTAMs and slot restrictions, supervision of ground handling servicesfuel uplifts, and world-class concierge services for both crew and pax. We promise to deliver our clients a premium quality experience for the most competitive prices.

Below is some useful information for operators to consider when flying into to some of China’s busiest airports. Our experienced multilingual staff are available 24/7 in Beijing to handle all your travel needs to these locations and throughout China.

Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA: PEK, ICAO: ZBAA)

ZBAA is the main international airport serving Beijing, the capital city of China. According to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) 2015 statistics, ZBAA was ranked number one busiest airport, based on total passenger traffic. The Beijing Capital International Airport caters to GA with Airport of Entry, plus customs and immigrations 24 hours a day. CAAC approves flight schedule and slots at the same time. There is no need to book short-term aircraft parking. However, long-term parking is only allowed for a maximum of 24 hours. ZBAA is fully equipped for ground handling services and offers premium VIP and crew lounge.

Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG, ICAO: ZSPD)

ZSPD is one of two major international airports available in Shanghai. Pudong airport is a major aviation hub for the country and serves mainly international flights. ZSPD is the world’s third busiest airport in terms of cargo traffic. It is also considered the second busiest airport in China by total passenger traffic.

ZSPD caters to business aviation with 24 hour AOE and customs and immigration. CAAC approves flight schedules and slots both at once. Generally, no more than 48 hours is allowed for aircraft parking. However based on the situation, we can try to check with the airport to see if they can approve longer parking. Pudong Airport is fully equipped to provide ground handling services for all types of aircraft. Clients can also enjoy the availability of a VIP and crew lounge.

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (IATA: CAN, ICAO: ZGGG)

ZGGG is a major international airport for Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong province. According to CAAC, Guangzhou airport was ranked China’s third busiest airport in 2015 by passenger traffic, cargo traffic, and aircraft movements. ZGGG is open for private operators. The airport is AOE with customs and immigration available 24 hours a day. CAAC approves slots and flight schedules at the same time. Based on the flight schedule, long term parking may be possible if we check with airport first. ZGGG is fully equipped for ground handling services, and pax and crew can also make use of their VIP lounge.

Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (IATA: SZX, ICAO: ZGSZ)

Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport is located in Shenzhen city, Guangdong province. The airport is a major hub for both commercial and cargo airlines. In 2010, Shenzhen airport served over 26 million passengers. In 2015, it was ranked as the 5th busiest airport in China in terms of passenger movements, serving more than 39 million passengers. The airport is approximately 40 minutes away by drive from the city center.

ZGSZ caters to GA with AOE 24 hours a day. Customs and immigration is also operational for 24 hours. However, we need to check with immigration when the flight is operating after midnight. Slots will be approved along with the flight Schedule by the CAAC. Prior booking of short term aircraft parking is not required. In the case of long-term parking, we need to check with the airport through the flight schedule. The airport is fully equipped for all ground handling services, as well as having a VIP and crew lounge.

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (IATA: SHA, ICAO: ZSSS)

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, is the second of the two international airports in Shanghai, China. It was previously Shanghai’s primary airport, until Pudong airport was completed in 1999. ZSSS is located in Hongqiao town, 13 kilometers west of downtown. This is closer in proximity to the city center, in comparison to ZSPD.

Hongqiao airport accommodates mainly domestic flights and limited international flights. In 2015, the airport was ranked as China’s 6th busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic. Total passenger movements in 2015 were over 39 million. ZSSS also caters to Business Aviation. However, AOE and customs and immigration is not operational 24 hours a day. Flights to and from eastward or northeastward are not allowed to operate daily during curfew times 16:00 to 22:00 UTC.

Airport slots and flight schedules are approved by the CAAC together. Due to ongoing airport reconstruction, business aircraft are not allowed to park for more than 2 nights. However the airport is fully equipped for all ground handling services, and offers VIP and crew lounges.

Landing Permits and Fuel

Please be advised that we can only apply for landing permits for the purpose of business/private flights. Each aircraft should contain less than 29 seats. A sponsor letter is no longer needed for obtaining a landing permit. The approximate lead time an operator can expect is 3 working days before the flight. Also note that since there is no VAT on fuel in China, Jetex can offer very competitive prices to our clients.


The following slot restrictions apply to all five airports mentioned above:

Due to slot congestion, a private jet is not authorized to occupy more than one slot during peak hours at the same airport, within the same day. Peak hours are referred to as from 00:01 to 14:00 UTC. Also, slots will not be granted to private flights at all from 23:00 to 01:00 UTC, daily.

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Contact us today for more information regarding operating to the above mentioned airports, or any other airport throughout China and East Asia. Just one e-mail containing all your requirements is enough for our 24/7 operations team to process your request. We look forward to serving you on your next flight.
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Tel: +86 10 6454 2688

Russian Unity Day

Russia celebrates Unity Day every 4th of November, to commemorate the rebellion to free Moscow from Polish occupation during 1612. Unity Day reminds people of the unified society who stood for the preservation of Russian statehood, despite the class differences and the absence of patriarchy and supreme leadership (Tsar). It was the turning point of the Polish-Muscovite War which lasted over a decade (1605-1918), and marked an end to the “times of troubles”.

Russian Unity Day is celebrated in many ways by its citizens. Some prefer to offer flowers to the monument of the national heroes who led the uprising, Minin, and Pozharsky. Many gather for rallies, concerts, and exhibitions in order recollect and honor their history. Various Politicians and religious figures use this day to address the need for unity amongst different ethnic and religious groups within the Russian Federation. A large portion of the population also uses this day as another substitute for a holiday that was once held on the 7th of November during the Soviet times.

In 2015, thousands of people gathered in the streets of Moscow to celebrate Unity Day while President Vladimir Putin presented his speech. Thousands also marched at different parts of Moscow waving national flags and chanting nationalist slogans.

November 4 is also known as Feast Day for the Russian Orthodox Church, for honoring their icon Our Lady of Kazan. On this day Russian Orthodox Christians participate by attending church services followed by a procession.

Operating into Russia

Landing Permit and Documentations Required

Landing permits are essential for both private (non-revenue) and charter (non-scheduled) flights into Russia. The arrangement of permits for business/private flights requires approximately 1 working day. Charter/non-scheduled commercial flights require a minimum of 3 working days. It is important that operators have all landing points and Russian CAA permission confirmed before the flight. Note that having a Russian Navigator on board is only mandatory for domestic airports.

The following standard documents are required for attaining a Russian landing permit:

  • Air operator certificate.
  • Certificate of aircraft registration.
  • Certificate of aircraft airworthiness/noise.
  • Insurance certificate for aircraft.
  • Crew, Pax third party liabilities.
  • Form N – with full information about flight routing entry/exit points, and crew/pax information.
  • Russian visa is also required. Visa upon arrival can be arranged only at airports UUEE, UUDD, and UUWW.

Major Airports in Moscow for Business Aviation Operators

Moscow is the largest city in Europe, with a population of over 8 million. Currently, the Russian capital has three major international airports that can cater to General Aviation:

Domodedovo International Airport (IATA: DME, ICAO: UUDD)

UUDD can be used as an Airport of Entry (AOE) and is operational 24/7. Prior Permission Required (PPR) and Slot booking are not needed. In the case of charter flights (with more than 19 Pax on board) slots will be required. Aircraft parking will be granted based on availability. The airport is fully equipped for ground handling and helicopter services can be arranged upon request.

Sheremetyevo International Airport (IATA: SVO, ICAO: UUEE)

UUEE offers AOE services 24 hours-a-day. Slots are required for operating into UUEE. There is both open parking spots and hangar available for aircraft parking. Only between the time of 28th December 2016 until the 10th of January 2017 long time parking will be restricted and quick turnarounds will be required by operators.

Vnukovo International Airport (IATA: VKO, ICAO: UUWW)

UUWW is a 24/7 operational AOE airport and is fully equipped for ground handling services of all types of aircraft. Slots and aircraft parking are required and should be arranged beforehand. The airport has heated hangars available upon request, as well as plenty of outside parking spaces. Vnukovo International airport has three main terminals. Vnukovo 1 is used for regular scheduled flights. Vnukovo 2 is exclusively used for presidential and governmental flights. Finally, Vnukovo 3 contains two terminals (one for domestic & one for international) solely dedicated to business aviation. Vnukovo 3 considered the biggest and busiest GA airport, serving up to 100 people per hour.

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Jetex is a world leader in trip support services for Business Aviation. Our portfolio of services includes flight planning, arranging permits, ground handling, fuel uplifts and impeccable concierge services. Jetex is able to provide our clients trip support services from multiple luxury FBOs and supervisory stations worldwide.

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Santiago is the capital and largest city of Chile. Located in the Chilean Central Valley, it was named after the biblical figure St. James during the colonial times. The city is shaped by the surrounding hills, mountains and vineyards, and split in the middle by the fast-flowing Mapocho River.

The climate of Santiago follows a Mediterranean weather pattern, with hot, dry summers and mild, moist winters. Between October and May there is hardly any rain, making it the best time to visit and experience everything the area has to offer. Just on the outskirts of the city and within a few hours’ drive, you can reach the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Travelers can enjoy skiing in the Andes Mountains, or go surfing on the numerous beaches. Be sure to catch a breathtaking view of Santiago with the Andes Mountains in the background from Cerro San Cristobal (hill).

The city boasts an extensive array of 19th-century neoclassical architecture, and also some iconic structures from the Spanish colonial period. Spend the day exploring the numerous grand buildings and museums. At Santiago’s original center, Plaza de Armas, you can find a number of historic landmarks.

In addition to its historic aspects, Santiago is also modern city that is the cultural, political and financial center of Chile. With the establishment of many large corporations and major companies, the city has developed a thriving modern business center known as Sanhattan. Visitors can indulge in fine dining at a wide range of top national and international restaurants. Catch a view of the city in a 360-degree view at night from the Torre Costanera, currently the tallest structure in Latin America. The city’s nightlife also has a lot to offer, with many traditional dance and music clubs to explore. A must visit for Jazz fans is Santiago’s most famous venue, Club de Jazz.

Tips for operating to Santiago, Chile

Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (IATA: SCL/ICAO: SCEL) is also known as Santiago International Airport and Pudahuel Airport. SCEL is the largest and busiest international airport located in Pudahuel, northwest of downtown Santiago, Chile. In 2013, it was also declared the seventh busiest airport in Latin America (according to aircraft movements). The airport serves all domestic, international and civil-military aviation services. SCEL is also open for General Aviation.

The Santiago International Airport offers Airport of Entry, as well as customs and immigration services 24 hours a day. However, customs clearance must be requested 12 hours before arrival. PPR/landing permit is mandatory. Landing permits are required for both non-revenue private and non-scheduled commercial flights into Chile. Landing Permits can be arranged 12 hours before your arrival, along with submission of insurance and registration certificates. Slot booking is not required. The airport is fully-equipped for all ground handling services, and parking is available for both small and large aircraft. Due to the high volume of traffic at this airport, we recommend you send a request for a parking space 24 hours before arriving. Helicopter transfer services are also available.

Jetex Luxury FBO in SCEL

Jetex is proud to have established a strong presence in Santiago, Chile. Operators flying to SCEL can benefit from our branded luxury FBO, which provides local expertise and adheres to the Jetex global standards. Amenities available include:

  • Full ground handling
  • Onsite immigration and customs clearance
  • 1,400m2 of hangar space for aircraft parking, including helicopter parking
  • Gourmet catering
  • Fuel uplift services
  • Premium VIP lounge
  • Fully operational Flight Planning Room
  • Exceptional concierge services

Jetex Flight Support is a one-stop-source for international trip planning. We can arrange everything you need for operating to and for staying in Chile.

Contact our Santiago FBO for further details:

Tel: +56 22 674 4000

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Jetex is a global leader in the business aviation industry. We have established many other luxury FBOs and supervisory stations worldwide. Some of our other FBO locations include Dubai, Paris, Kiev, Toluca, Beijing, Tokyo, and Morocco.

Call us today to learn more about our services and prices. Our operations teams are on standby 24/7 to assist.

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Airshow China

The China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (also known as “Airshow China”) is the largest and only international aviation aerospace trade show endorsed by the Chinese central government.

This biennial aviation expo features a variety of static displays, trade talks, press conferences, and flying demonstrations. It is the ideal stage for domestic and international aviation enterprises to showcase and exchange information about the latest technology, products, and services.

The first Airshow China took place in 1996, with a significant turnout from 20,000 trade visitors, 700,000 public visitors, approximately 1,500 national and international journalists, and more than 400 aerospace companies from 25 countries. This inaugural event generated in excess of USD$ 2 billion worth of business contracts.

In 2014, the 10th biennial Airshow China became the biggest and most successful thus far. There were 700 registered exhibitors from 42 countries, 130 aircraft were on display, 350, 000 square meters of indoor exhibition space, 68 high-profile forums, multiple press conferences, and contract signing ceremonies. The expo generated a turnover of $23.4 billion US worth of business. Airshow China is now well established as the ultimate platform for building networks and undertaking business aviation deals in China.

2016 Airshow China

The 11th Airshow China will take place from November 1 – 6, 2016 at Zhuhai, China. This year, along with flying demonstrations, press conferences, contract signings and exhibition of products and services, a series of professional forums and summits is also planned. A wide range of industry topics are expected to be covered, including manufacturing, maintenance, emerging technologies, management, civil-military integration and many more.

Primary Airport

The most convenient option for attending the China Airshow is Zhuhai Jinwan Airport, also known as IATA: ZUH, ICAO: ZGSD. Zhuhai Jinwan Airport serves the city of Zhuhai, and is well known for being host to the largest airshow in China. ZGSD can be used as an Airport of Entry (AOE) temporarily due to the China Airshow from the 20th October to 30th of November 2016. Although the airport is fully equipped for ground handling services, it does not contain any VIP lounge.

Our Jetex 24/7 dedicated operations team is on standby for new regulations from ZGSD with regards to Prior Permission Required (PPR) and any restrictions to customs and immigrations. As soon as we receive updates, we inform our clients accordingly.

Alternate airport

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, also known as, IATA: CAN, ICAO: ZGGG is the best alternate airport option for the China Airshow. ZGGG offers customs and immigrations services 24 hours a day. Airport security is also capable of handling international flights. PPR is not needed for ZGGG. PPR and Slots will only be approved once the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has first approved the flight schedule.

Jetex has a strongly established presence at ZGGG, with our own FBO that is fully-equipped for all ground handling services. Our FBO contains a VIP lounge, and expert multilingual staff who are ready to assist with all of your requirements. Jetex offers our clients premium quality services and a vast experience in operating in the region.

Landing Permits and Fuel

Landing permits are required for all non-revenue private and non-scheduled commercial flights into China. Official sponsor letters issued by Zhuhai Airshow organizer and full travel schedule are needed for acquiring ZGSD landing permits. For ZGGG, submission of additional documents is not necessary. The application is to be submitted to CAAC three working days before arrival date. As a result, we can expect to attain the permit within one working day prior to arrival date. Please be advised that we can apply for landing permits for the purpose of business and private flights only. This means that each aircraft should have a maximum of 28 seats. Finally, operators should also note that there is no VAT charged on fuel in China.


NOTAMs suggest that slots are going to be congested at ZGGG, as well as at ZBAA / ZSPD / ZSSS / ZGGG / ZGSZ. Private jets are not authorized to occupy more than one slot during peak hours at the same airport within the same day. Peak hours are defined as 00:01 to 14:00 UTC. It is recommended that operators inform their trip support company of their intended travel dates as soon as possible, in order to make all arrangements on time for the event.

Jetex Concierge services

Jetex Flight Support is your one-stop-source for international trip planning. We will take care of all the technical aspects your flight, allowing you to focus on making the best of attending the China Airshow.

Our dedicated concierge team can arrange VIP transportation, reservations at the best hotels and exclusive fine dining experiences according to your requirements.

Contact us today for all your travel inquiries at + 971 4 2124000 or

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Next Tuesday November 1, the Melbourne Cup will take place at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. This 3,200 meter race is one of Australia’s most prestigious thoroughbred horse races. It is the richest “two-mile” handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races. Conducted annually by the Victoria Racing Club, the event will start at 3pm.

The first race was held in 1861 over two miles (3.219 km), however the course was shortened to 3,200 meters (1.988 mi) in 1972 when Australia adopted the metric system, reducing  the distance by 18.688 meters (61.312 ft). The current record holder is Kingston Rule, who won 1990 race with a time of 3:16.3.

The Melbourne Cup is a “quality handicap” for horses 3 years old and over. In handicap contests, the weight of the jockey and riding gear is adjusted with ballast to meet a nominated figure. Older horses will carry more weight than younger ones, and weights are also adjusted according to the horse’s previous results. In the past, weights were calculated to give each horse an equal winning chance. However in recent years the rules have changed to a “quality handicap” formula, with superior horses given less severe weight penalties than under “pure handicap” rules.

The total prize money for last year’s race exceeded AUD$ 6,200,000, plus trophies valued at AUD$ 175,000. The first 10 past the post receive a share of the prize money, with the 2015 winner taking home a cool AUD$ 3.6 million.
The Race that Stops a Nation

The Melbourne Cup is known as “the race that stops a nation”, and with good reason as much of Australia grinds to a halt. At 3pm next Tuesday, there will be approximately two and a half million spectators watching on television. Race day is even designated as a public holiday for those working within metropolitan Melbourne and some parts of regional Victoria, illustrating the country’s ongoing fascination with the event. As with the Grand National in United Kingdom, it is the one time of year when even those with only a passing interest in horse racing will have a flutter.

The Melbourne Cup is also perhaps the biggest day on Australia’s social calendar. Flemington Racecourse is the place to be seen, and people love to dress up for the occasion. It was estimated that in the lead-up to last year’s race, Australians purchased around 75,000 hats and fascinators, 61,000 dresses, 59,000 pairs of shoes and 30,000 handbags. At the racetrack alone, spectators ate over 15,000 oysters, 75,000 pies and consumed over half a million drinks. There are a wide variety of luxurious food and beverage options for attendees to enjoy, as well as numerous fashion and entertainment events happening onsite throughout the Melbourne Cup Carnival.


Flying into Melbourne

Planning to join the festivities at the Melbourne Cup? Arrive in style with Jetex!

We can provide a full range of trip planning, ground handling, aircraft fueling and concierge services for your flight into Australia. From obtaining reservations in the most exclusive hotels, to arranging VIP limo transfers and outstanding fine dining experiences, you can trust our team of experts to take care of every detail of your journey.

To book your trip, or to find out more about the service Jetex offers, please contact our team today on +971 4 2124000 or email

Orlando Airport NBAA BACE

The annual NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) is set to take place from November 1 – 3, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The convention and exhibition will bring together over 27,000 industry professionals, including key decision makers, existing and potential aircraft owners and manufacturers.

NBAA-BACE is the sixth largest trade show in the United States, and the largest civil aviation trade show in the world. The three day long convention will feature over 1,100 indoor exhibitors and one of two static displays of aircraft at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). The other main static display, as well as more than 50 education sessions, will be held outside at the Orlando Executive Airport. NBAA-BACE is an ideal platform for networking, showcasing your brand, and promoting business aviation related products and services to business aircraft buyers around the world.

For further details regarding NBAA-BACE 2016 and its program schedule please visit the NBAA website.

Primary Airports

The static display of aircraft will be held at the Orlando Executive Airport (IATA: ORL, ICAO: KORL). Indoor static displays and the main exhibitor hall will be located at the OCCC. The Orlando International Airport, also known as IATA: MCO and ICAO: KMCO is approximately 20 minutes drive from the convention center. Please note while KORL serves only General Aviation, KMCO has a high traffic volume due to serving commercial scheduled flights. Orlando International Airport is the second busiest airport in the state of Florida, serving over 40 million passengers so far in 2016.

Both airports are operational 24 hours-a-day and are fully-equipped for all ground handling services, as well as offering spacious lobbies and crew lounges. The static display at KORL is approximately 25 minutes drive and the Convention Center is about 20 minutes drive from the KMCO. Both airports are about 20 to 25 minutes away from Downtown Orlando, depending on traffic. Visiting operators are welcome to choose whichever airport they prefer to use.

Airport Slots, Aircraft Parking and Fuel uplift

Slots are not required for operating into either airport. There is plenty of ramp space available for aircraft parking at the Orlando Executive Airport. If you are planning on using KMCO, be sure to notify your trip planning provider as soon as possible in order to get guaranteed parking.

There is no VAT on fuel at these locations, meaning Jetex can offer very competitive prices to our clients. Operators are not expecting any delays on fuel uplifts during this event.

Customs and Immigration, TSA Waiver and Landing Right

Jetex’s dedicated 24/7 operations team will look after all the details of you and your crew’s entry requirements, ensuring all flights into or within the United States go smoothly. Customs and immigration services are available to handle international flights. Our staff is always on standby to communicate with the Customs Border Protection (CBP) for arranging TSA waivers and Landing Rights for domestic and international flights. We advise that clients inform us about their travel itinerary as early as possible, especially during major event periods such as NBAA-BACE.

Jetex at NBAA-BACE 2016

Traveling to this year’s NBAA-BACE in Florida? We can provide a full range of trip planning and ground handling services. In addition, our expert concierge team can arrange everything from VIP transportation and luxury hotels, to fine dining and tours.

Jetex is proud to be among the main sponsors of NBAA-BACE. We look forward to welcoming you to our booth, where you can meet our team and find out more about our award-winning services.

For further information, please contact Jetex USA on +1 305 306 4000 or .