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Name: ROTANA JET
7JetSet7 Code: RJD
Status: Operational
Region: MIDDLE EAST
City: ABU DHABI
Country: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Employees 27
Web: rotanajet.ae
Email: info@rotanajet.ae
Telephone: +971 2 444 3366
Fax: +971 2 444 7007
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RJD-VISIT ABU DHABI CORNICHE RD
RJD-VISIT ABU DHABI EMIRATES PALACE HOTEL
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RJD-VISIT ARABIAN WILDLIFE PARK
RJD-VISIT DESERT ISLAND RESORT
RJD-VISIT FERRARI WORLD ABU DHABI
RJD-VISIT SHEIKH ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE

Formed in 2010 and started operations in 2012. Domestic, regional & International, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo jet airplane services. Also serves as an executive jet operator.

Address:
P O BOX 54845
Al Bateen Executive Airport
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) (AL IMARAT AL-ARABIYA AL-MUTTAHIDA): POPULATION: 3.5 MILLION. A FEDERATION OF 7 SHEIKDOMS, UNDER BRITISH PROTECTION UNTIL 1971, THE (UAE) HAS ROCKETED IN A GENERATION FROM RURAL AND POOR, TO URBAN AND OIL-RICH. THE MEMBER STATES ARE ABU DHABI, AJMAN, DUBAI, FUJAIRAH, RAS-AL-KHAIMAH, SHARJAH, & UMM-AL-QIWAIN. A FAVORITE DESTINATION FOR TOURISTS TO THE ARABIAN PENINSULAR, THE (UAE) IS NOTABLE FOR ITS LARGE POPULATION OF GUEST EX-PATRIOT WORKERS, MANY FROM INDIA AND PAKISTAN, AND ITS GENERALLY PROGRESSIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD WOMEN. THE (UAE) COVERS AN AREA OF 83,600 SQ KM AND ITS CAPITAL CITY IS ABU DHABI. THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ARABIC.

Visit Abu Dhabi:

Abu Dhabi is the Capital of the (UAE), and the largest of the seven Emirates, constituting >85% of the nation's total land area. It is also the location of the world's largest sand dunes. The city is a unique mix of traditional Arabian charm and cosmopolitan sophistication. Combined with its beautiful beaches, fantastic shopping and top international resorts Abu Dhabi City is an ideal place to visit.

Attractions:

* Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one the world’s largest mosques. The mosque features 82 domes, 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers and the world's largest hand knotted carpet. Reflective pools surround the mosque, amplifying its beauty. The striking white and gold colors shining in the sun are transformed at night by a unique lightning system which reflects the phases of the moon.

* Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the world’s first Ferrari theme park and the largest attraction of its kind. The park tells the Ferrari story through more than >20 exhilarating and educational rides, attractions and interactive shopping. The attractions include: Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster, and Galleria Ferrari, the world’s largest Ferrari gallery.

* The Abu Dhabi Corniche Road spreads across an impressive 8 km of manicured waterfront that includes children’s play areas, separate cycle and pedestrian pathways, cafés and restaurants, and the Corniche Beach. The beach is a regular hot spot for families, joggers and others who wish to relax and bask in the sun.

* A real iconic Abu Dhabi landmark, this luxurious Emirates Palace hotel blends Arabian splendor with the latest technology to create a magical and memorable experience. During daytime, the hotel’s golden-sandy color contrasts with its fresh green gardens, silvery water fountains and the blue sky. At night, the hotel’s lighting changes subtly, featuring a majestic rainbow-changing effect over the main dome.

Visit Sir Bani Yas Island:

Sir Bani Yas Island is one of the largest natural islands in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The name ‘Sir Bani Yas’ Island originates from the Bani Yas tribe, who first inhabited Abu Dhabi 250 years ago. The Island was originally developed as a wildlife reserve by the late founder and President of the (UAE), Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1971 to ensure the survival of Arabia’s endangered species.

Attractions:

* Sir Bani Yas Island
In its Arabian Wildlife Park, wild life comes 1st on Sir Bani Yas Island, and the Island is home to >30 species of free-roaming animals. Key to the environmental and conservation efforts on the island is the creation of the Arabian Wildlife Park. This 4,100 hectare area (almost >50% of the size of the island) is dedicated to breeding and rehabilitation of animals indigenous to the Arabian Peninsula, and already houses >10,000 animals. The iconic animal species in the Park is the Critically Endangered Arabian Oryx. This unique indigenous animal has been classified as extinct in the wild since the 1960s. Today, Sir Bani Yas Island is home to a herd of >500.

* Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara:
Set on the island haven of Sir Bani Yas, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi, Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara is regarded as one of the most luxurious Abu Dhabi resorts offering intrepid travelers an unforgettable island escape in one of the region’s most spectacular destinations. The five-star Desert Islands Resort & Spa offers luxury rooms, suites and beach villas, a lavish spa and three dining experiences. The Resort was named among the world’s top 70 resorts and the region’s top two hotels by CondeNast Traveller’s 2009 Hot List.

Activities:
+ Guests can view this special destination via a range of special outdoor activities, designed to be minimally impactful on the environment.
+ Nature inspired activities are part of the visitor experience on Sir Bani Yas island such nature and wildlife drives, mountain biking, kayaking, sailing, cruising, hiking, snorkeling, archery and many more.
+ Expert guides from all over the world, are on hand to guide and inform guests during all activities, to ensure their safety and the preservation of the ecosystem on the island.
+ Nature & Wildlife Drives: Experience the grand tour of Sir Bani Yas Island as you join experts on a 2 hour wildlife adventure. Guides will show a range of free-roaming indigenous and non indigenous animals, many endangered, while you tour the beautiful landscape.
+ Mountain Biking: Explore the rugged landscape of Sir Bani Yas Island via pedal power. There is a range of different biking levels from scenic beginner courses to high impact mountain biking through the Arabian Wildlife Park. Buggies are available for small children, to ensure biking is a family affair.
+ Nature & Wildlife Walks: There’s no better way to explore the nature of Sir Bani Yas Island than on your own two feet. The island offers a variety of hiking experiences for all ages and fitness levels. Feel a sense of achievement after reaching the top of the salt-dome hilltops where you’ll be greeted with 360 degrees island views.
+ Archery: Archery is a long-cherished tradition of Arabia. Sir Bani Yas Island offers training and equipment for beginners and enthusiasts to practice archery under expert guidance.
+ Sailing: There is a diverse range of sailing experiences for all ages and abilities on Sir Bani Yas Island. Those attempting sailing for the first time can take one hour introductory sailing lessons under the watchful eye of skilled instructors and seasoned mariners will have the opportunity to hire a sail boat and enjoy the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf.
+ Kayaking: Explore the bird sanctuaries and large mangrove areas on the North-Eastern side of Sir Bani Yas Island by kayak. The quiet waters will provide an appreciation of the abundant avian and marine life in this protected location.
+ Snorkeling: Discover the secrets of the world beneath the surface of the Arabian Gulf. From the beautiful Eastern beach, explore the warm waters abundant with marine life thanks to the 8 km no fishing zone surrounding the island. Spot large Hammour, sea turtles and colorful fish for a relaxing day in the outdoors.
+ Archaeological Site Tour: Witness the ongoing archaeological excavations on the eastern side of Sir Bani Yas Island. Marvel at the uncovered remains of an early Christian monastery, a spectacular site dating as far back as the late 6th century AD (the only early Christian site in the (UAE), and of international historical significance.
+ Falcon Show (Watch a sunset beach show demonstrating the interaction between human and falcon. Suitable for the entire family, the falcon show includes a 30 minute talk followed by a 10 minute flight and feed of the falcon).
+ Interactive Falcon Experience (Enjoy an early start to the day on the eastern side of the island by visiting the falcon mews. Get introduced to rare birds including golden eagles and hawks, and experience the thrill of having a trained falcon land on your gloved hand.

For further details, log on to www.anantara.com or contact the Desert Islands Resort & Spa on : +971 (0) 2 801 5400.

May 2012: Rotana Jet (RJD) has launched scheduled air service from Abu Dhabi’s Bateen Airport to Sir Bani Yas Island. For those thinking of booking a fun-packed getaway to Desert Islands, they now have the option of hopping on a flight to get there. The nature-based tourism destination, which was developed by Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), has partnered with Rotana Jet (RJD) to launch a new scheduled air service to Sir Bani Yas Island.

The flight service will run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi, which is centrally located and easily reachable from most of the capital’s major locations. Guests will be flown to Sir Bani Yas Island in approximately 20 minutes on a 50Y-seat, ERJ-145 by Embraer (EMB), the 3rd largest airplane manufacturer in the world (with single ticket fares starting from just Dhs200 one way for adults and Dhs100 for children under 11). Chartered flights will also be available upon request from (RJD) from Abu Dhabi or Dubai.

“The commencement of the 1st ever scheduled air service to Sir Bani Yas Island to coincide with the launch of (RJD)’s inaugural (UAE) domestic operations with ERJ-145 jets is a critical milestone for (RJD), Abu Dhabi and the (UAE)” said the Acting (CEO) of Rotana Jet (RJD) Mr Philip Markham.

Long known as a unique sanctuary of natural beauty, Sir Bani Yas Island is unlike any other destination in the Arabian Gulf. The island’s exclusive hotel, Desert Islands Resort & Spa, operated by the award-winning Thai group, Anantara Resorts & Spas, is a five star, 64 room beachfront escape. Guests can indulge in the spa with an inspiring range of locally-influenced and Thai treatments, or relax by the swimming pool overlooking the vast expanse of the Arabian Gulf.

Christian Zunk, General Manager of Desert Islands Resort and Spa by Anantara commented: “We are delighted that (RJD) is now offering regular flight services to Sir Bani Yas Island, allowing guests to effortlessly escape the hustle and bustle of the city to explore our island retreat and all the wonderful activities it has to offer; from discovering exotic animals in the acclaimed wildlife park, to exploring the island from horse back or relaxing with an indulgent Anantara spa ritual. The 20 minute flight from Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen Executive Airport, means guests now have the option to spend less time traveling and more time discovering Desert Islands.”

For outdoor and sports enthusiasts there are a range of activities including: nature and wildlife drives to the Arabian Wildlife Park with thousands of free-roaming indigenous animals; kayaking through mangrove forests; snorkeling in waters rich in marine life; an archery range and hiking and mountain biking across the island’s ancient salt domes. In addition, the newly opened Sir Bani Yas Stables now offers guests the opportunity to experience a variety of horseback riding activities and lessons, each tailored to meet individual needs and abilities.

Established in 2010, Rotana Jet (RJD) operates both executive charter and scheduled airline services. (RJD) continues to set service standard benchmarks in terms of safety, quality and customer service.
“(RJD) is pleased to have been selected by (TDIC) to provide this air service based on our capabilities and the airplanes. We will work very closely with (TDIC) and Anantara to develop the operation, and have every confidence that this is simply the beginning of many more exciting developments for Sir Bani Yas Island, the most unique tourism destination in the (GCC)” added Markham.

Adventurers interested in experiencing Sir Bani Yas Island can book flights through Rotana Jet website on www.rotanajet.ae or through the Call Center on +971 (2) 4443366 or sending an email to reservations@rotanajet.ae or through the Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara on +971 (0) 2 801 5400 or online at anantara.com.

June 2012: Rotana Jet (RJD) strengthened its commitment to improve connectivity within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by announcing the addition of Dalma Island to its route network. Effective June 21st 2012, (RJD) will be operating 3x-weekly flights to Dalma Island.

Flights to Dalma Island depart on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi (with single ticket fares starting from just Dhs 200 one way for adults and Dhs 100 for children under 12).

Given the growing number of businesses and scheduled plans for development; Dalma Island is gearing up to be 1 of the most attractive business and tourism destinations in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi.

The flights to Dalma and Sir Bani Yas Island can be booked through (RJD) on +971 (2) 444 33 66 or through email to reservations@rotanajet.ae.

September 2012: News Item A-1: On September 9th 2012, Rotana Jet (RJD) announced the launch of 2x-daily services to Fujairah, Al Ain, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah from Abu Dhabi International Airport, as an initiative to extend its domestic route network. This comes just 3 months after it launched the 1st domestic scheduled flight in (UAE) to Sir Bani Yas and Dalma Island.

On September 19th 2012, (RJD) began operating 2x-daily between Abu Dhabi International airport and Fujairah. 2x-daily Flights to Al Ain commenced on the September 26th 2012 and flights to Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Ruwais followed. These routes were operated by Embraer (EMB) ERJ-145 airplanes with 50Y seats and a comfortable 31” seat pitch.

Commenting on this new service, Dr Sheikh Ahmed bin Saif Nahyan Chairman of Rotana Jet (RJD), said: “Air connectivity is a key component of any country’s development. At (RJD), we are committed in developing a safe, reliable, and efficient air transport system connecting the various emirates of the (UAE) with the capital to improve easy accessibility both domestically and internationally. This will facilitate greater and more equitable benefits for tourism growth as well.”

“In today’s world, the consumers' travel behavior has changed rapidly. They are looking for quicker, comfortable and more efficient ways of reaching from one place to another without spending much time. At (RJD), we believe that we have a contributory role in facilitating this and the announcement of our double daily flights to Fujairah, Al Ain, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah from Abu Dhabi International Airport is just a beginning.”

On this new service launched at Abu Dhabi international Airport, H E
ADAC wishes Rotana Jet all the best in their new operation and look forward to further cooperation in the coming years.”

2x-daily Flights to and from Fujairah, Al Ain, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah will connect to most of the international flights out of Abu Dhabi International airport. All inclusive 1 way fares to Fujairah, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah started from AED 200 and to Al Ain started at AED 150.

The flights to and from Abu Dhabi International Airport to Fujairah, Al Ain, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sir Bani Yas Island, Dalma Island and Ruwais can be booked either through the website www.rotanajet.ae or through the call center by calling +971 (2) 444 000 2 or through the travel agents. Alternatively, passengers can check the airport website for flights’ schedules and updates on www.abudhabiairport.ae

New Item A-2: On September 19th 2012 Rotana Jet (RJD) commenced its new service between Abu Dhabi International Airport and Fujairah, making it the 3rd destination launched by (RJD) this year.

Upon departure from Abu Dhabi International Airport and landing in Fujairah International Airport the ERJ-145 airplane received a traditional water cannon salute, followed by a warm welcome at Fujairah International airport for all passengers on-board the first flight from Abu Dhabi.

(RJD)'s Commercial & Planning Director, Rajendran Vellapalath led an International and local media delegation on-board the flight from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah. The delegation was officially welcomed at Fujairah International Airport by His Excellency Mohamed Alsalami, Chairman Fujairah Department of Civil Aviation, His Excellency Ahmed Khalifa Al Shamsi, Chairman of Fujairah Tourism Authority, Mr Mohammed Saif Al Askham, Director of Fujairah Municipality and Mr Khaled Al Jassim, Director of Fujairah Chamber of Commerce.

Addressing guests on arrival, Rajendran Vellapalath said (RJD)'s entry into Fujairah, marked the 1st of its 2x-daily operations within the (UAE). “This marks a very special occasion as we celebrate our arrival into Fujairah that shows enormous potential and growth. With the introduction of (RJD) flight to Fujairah, the people of East Coast are now able to connect Abu Dhabi 2x-daily; either to do their business, or for short breaks or to connect on one of the several International flights departing from Abu Dhabi International Airport. Soon, on September 26th, (RJD) will be connecting Al Ain with Abu Dhabi. (RJD) remains committed to connecting destinations that are underserved and have a market potential. Fujairah is an example of this and (RJD) will continue its expansion by adding other emirates to its network.”

(RJD)’s morning flight RG 107 will depart daily from Abu Dhabi International Airport at 1000 hrs and will arrive in Fujairah International Airport at 1045 hrs. The return morning flight, RG108, will depart Fujairah at 1130 hrs, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 1215 hrs. The evening flight RG 109 will depart daily from Abu Dhabi International Airport at 1800 hrs and will arrive in Fujairah International Airport at 1845 hrs. The return evening flight, RG110, will depart Fujairah at 1930 hrs, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 2015 hrs. Both flight schedules are designed in such a way that it suits connecting International Arriving/Departing Passengers at Abu Dhabi International Airport as well as being ideal for Tourists and domestic passengers.

New Item A-3: Rotana Jet (RJD) commenced its new service between Abu Dhabi International Airport and Al Ain, making it the 4th destination launched by (RJD) this year.

Rajendran Vellapalath, Commercial and Planning Director of Rotana Jet (RJD) said “The people in Al Ain now have great travel options to worldwide destinations through Abu Dhabi International Airport. (RJD) is pleased to provide the much needed connectivity. (RJD)’s current evening flight connects with several of the International flights out of Abu Dhabi International Airport and when (RJD) has morning flights, it connects with almost all major arrivals and departures out of Abu Dhabi International Airport. (RJD) will expand its services to Al Ain to 2 flights a day effective October 7th 2012.

Air connectivity plays a vital role in promoting domestic tourism and Rotana Jet (RJD) is playing the role of a catalyst for the same goal.

Effective September 26th 2012, the evening flight RG 113 will depart daily from Abu Dhabi International Airport at 1800 hrs and will arrive in Al Ain International Airport at 1830 hrs. The return evening flight, RG114, will depart Al Ain at 1915 hrs, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 1945 hrs.

(RJD)’s morning flight (effective October 7th 2012) RG 111 will depart daily from Abu Dhabi International Airport at 0900 hrs and will arrive in Al Ain International Airport at 0930 hrs. The return morning flight, RG112, will depart Al Ain at 1015 hrs, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 1045 hrs.

One way fares from Abu Dhabi International Airport to Al Ain start at AED 150.

Both flight schedules are designed in such a way that it suits to connecting International Arriving/Departing Passengers at Abu Dhabi International Airport as well as ideal for Tourists and domestic passengers.

November 2014: Rotana Jet (RJD) began operating from Abu Dhabi Terminal 2, and all Dubai flights are operating from Al Maktoum International Airport.

December 2014: Rotana Jet (RJD) begins 4x-weekly, Abu Dhabi - Kuwait service on December 3.

April 2015: Rotana Jet (RJD) plans to “aggressively” expand its route network, following the launch of 4x weekly services between its Abu Dhabi base and Beirut. Chairman, Ahmed bin Saif Al Nahyan said (RJD) will add new destinations, plus higher frequencies to existing points.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) airline, which describes its business model as a “value for money” operator rather than a low-cost carrier (LCC), has already added several destinations in recent years.

Rotana Jet (RJD) launched as an executive jet carrier in 2010 and began operating scheduled services in 2012. It now has 3 Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets and 2 Airbus A319s, with plans to increase its fleet to 12 airplanes by 2017.

(RJD)'s initial routes encompassed domestic services within the (UAE), notably to the offshore islands of Delma and Sir Bani Yas, cutting out ferry trips. It has gradually expanded into other Persian Gulf destinations such as Muscat, Kuwait, and Muharraq, and last year began services with its 1st A319 to Sri Lanka. It has also recently increased frequencies to Kuwait, plus Muscat and Salalah in Oman.

(RJD) plans to increase its network to other cities in region the near future, with Doha and unspecified points in Egypt due to follow shortly.

It intends to help fill flights through the creation of an associated holiday company, Rotana Travel & Tourism, which will distribute vacation packages to destinations including existing Rotana Jet (RJD) destinations.

July 2015: ERJ-145MP (398, A6-RRA; 419, A6-RRB), sold to Falko and leasede back.

October 2015: "Rotana Jet First Mid-East airline to use (IATA)’s (NDC) Standard" by (ATW) Linda Blachly, October 28, 2015.

Rotana Jet has confirmed it is the 1st airline in the Middle East and Africa to deliver a live transaction using (IATA)’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard, which has been validated by the (IATA) Information Technology (IT) technical team.

The announcement was made during the Middle East and Africa Aviation Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on October 27.

(IATA) (DG) & (CEO) Tony Tyler said this "proves there is no barrier to any airline taking advantage of this new initiative. The leadership of HH Dr Ahmed bin Saif Al-Nahyan has been crucial for recognizing the value of (NDC), which will spark even greater innovation and competition within the airline sector. And with their burgeoning reputation for service quality, I am sure many more Middle Eastern carriers will soon be joining Rotana Jet (RJD) in offering this new air travel purchasing experience to their customers.”

(RJD) (CEO) George Ibrahim said, “As (RJD) develops bundled and unbundled offers, the travel community needs to be able to shop and compare the value of these options for their customers, just as they do when they shop online for any consumer items or walk-in to any retail shops. (IATA) (NDC) gives us the ability through the development of a modern, Internet-based data standard for communications between Rotana Jet (RJD) and the travel agents.”

Ibrahim said the deployment of (NDC) live with the 1st publication is “the initial phase of our (NDC) journey with a roadmap to cover end to end in the coming months, including reporting to (BSP), interlining and TypeB messaging to the (DCS). Rotana Jet (RJD)’s vision is to facilitate a single reference number for a passenger holding all data elements in a travel cycle, including flights, ancillaries and non-air products like hotels, cars and activities, which will simplify the travel experience of customers.”

June 2017: A319-112 (1618, A6-RRC), returned to (SMBC) Aviation Capital and to Ostrava for storage.

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RJD-ERJ-145 - 2012-09

November 2017:

1 A319-112 (CFM56-5B7) (1618, A6-RRC), RETURNED TO (SMBC) AVIATION AND SENT TO OSTRAVA FOR STORAGE 2017-06.

1 AIRBUS A319-115 ACJ (CFM56-5B7) (5277, /12 A6-RRJ), DELIVERED 2012-10. EXECUTIVE.

1 GULFSTREAM (G450 (RB183 TAY 611-8) (4133, /08 A6-ORX), EX-(N478QS) 2011-04. EXECUTIVE.

3 EMBRAER ERJ-145-MP (AE3007-A1) (398, /01 A6-RRA; 419, /01 A6-RRB), EX-(F-GUBA & F-GUBB), 2012-04. 398 & 419, SOLD TO FALKO AND LEASED BACK 2015-07. 50Y.

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DR SHEIKH AHMED BIN SAIF AL-NAHYAN, CHAIRMAN.

PHILIP MARKHAM, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

RAJENDRAN VELLAPALATH, COMMERCIAL & PLANNING DIRECTOR.

 
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