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Jetex hosts HondaJet on Dubai leg of “Around the World in 80 Stays”

Posted 4 September 2017 · Add Comment

Jetex is supporting 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.”

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