Air Partner has opened an office in Dubai as it looks to expand its offering in the Middle East.

The office, which is located in Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), will offer all of Air Partner’s services, including group charters, private jets and freight solutions.

In addition, clients will have access to the group’s consulting and training services in aviation safety management and fatigue risk management.

Jobby George has been appointed general manager at the office. He previously worked at Chapman Freeborn as commercial manager for the Middle East and India. Prior to this, he worked at Air Partner in Dubai for five years.

Mark Briffa, ceo of Air Partner, said: “We are delighted to have opened an office in Dubai in line with our strategy to grow our global footprint and expand our reach beyond our established markets.

“Dubai is one of the world's leading financial hubs and so it was a logical step for us to establish our first office in the Middle East here, given the range of sectors and customers that will benefit from our extensive portfolio of services. We see a wealth of opportunity, both in Dubai itself and the surrounding areas, and are excited about our future in the Middle Eastern market.”