DUBAI, UAE, September 3, 2017 – Jetex is proud to support a unique undertaking as Julian and Kim MacQueen, founders of Innisfree Hotels, endeavor to be the first to circumnavigate the globe in a HondaJet. The aircraft arrived yesterday at the Jetex FBO Terminal in Dubai, where it will remain for three days.
The “Around the World in 80 Stays” trip is set to pass through more than 30 countries, including stops in Australia, Canada, France, India, Japan, Russia and Thailand. The aircraft’s journey commenced on August 7 at the Honda factory in Greensboro, North Carolina, with the final destination being the NBAA Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada in October.
Jetex is providing full ground support for the HondaJet on the Ireland, Morocco and UAE legs of its trip. The Jetex FBO in Dubai hosted an event showcasing the aircraft to aviation enthusiasts and potential buyers. This included an exclusive demonstration flight, where four lucky guests were able to experience the aircraft’s capabilities first hand.
“We are grateful to Jetex for the warm welcome we have received at their Shannon, Casablanca and Dubai FBOs.” said Julian MacQueen, CEO of Innisfree Hotels. “The service delivered was second to none, and we were extremely impressed by the facilities.” A lifelong aviation enthusiast, MacQueen is both the owner and pilot of the aircraft. Several speed records have already been broken during the journey, including the fastest recorded time for a trip from Jordan to Dubai, clocking 3 hours 32 minutes.
“Jetex is delighted to support this record-breaking voyage around the globe,” said Adel Mardini, CEO and President of Jetex. “The HondaJet offers best-in-class performance, and is a triumph of engineering. Our flagship Dubai FBO terminal is the ideal venue to showcase this cutting-edge aircraft, as it embodies the same spirit of innovation and commitment to quality.”
A global leader in executive aviation, Jetex is recognized for delivering flexible, best-in-class trip support solutions to customers worldwide. Jetex provides exceptional FBOs, aircraft fueling, ground handling and global trip planning. The company caters to an elite clientele including owners and operators of business jets for corporate, commercial and personal air travel. To find out how you can benefit from Jetex’s award-winning services, visit jetex.com today.
The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. The OTWEM design also reduces cabin sound, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for the roomiest cabin in its class, the largest baggage capacity, and a fully serviceable private aft lavatory. The HondaJet is Honda’s first commercial aircraft and lives up to the company’s reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality and value.
ABOUT INNISFREE HOTELS
Innisfree Hotels is a hotel company based on the Gulf Coast of Florida committed to creating fun, memorable experiences – both for its guests and teammates. For more than three decades, Innisfree Hotels has expertly managed and developed dozens of hotels in partnership with many of the world’s most recognized hotel brands. Today, the company owns or manages 2,935 hotel rooms, with approximately 2,000 employees. A strong corporate culture keeps teammates inspired and eager to provide exceptional service to guests. ‘Around the World in 80 Stays’ will further connect Innisfree Hotels with the world by bringing home the best in design, culture and the true meaning of hospitality.
JETEX GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS:
Jetex FBO Terminal
PO Box: 54698
T: +971 4 212 4900
FOR PRESS ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT:
Jetex Flight Support
T: +971 4 212 4000