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DCAF offers PC-12 for World Cup short hops
DCAF added a PC-12 to its Challenger 604 charter fleet ahead of the very busy World Cup period, in order to accommodate fans of varying group sizes from its base in Dubai.
The PC-12 joins the DCAF fleet at the start of a very busy period.

With days to go before the FIFA Football World Cup, Al Maktoum International airport, Dubai-based DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) made available a wide range of business jets for charter to provide a time-saving and comfortable experience for fans heading to Doha in Qatar.

Besides the common aircraft in the midsize to large category, DCAF also added the first Pilatus PC-12 available for charter in the Middle East to a fleet that also includes two Challenger 604s. The single engine turboprop PC-12 is operated by two pilots and can seat up to six guests. The aircraft is well suited to short haul flights of between between one to two hours duration and can comfortably connect cities in the GCC from Dubai such as Doha, Riyadh, Manama, Muscat and Kuwait City.

Director of sales Paul James says: “The PC-12 has proven itself as a versatile and cost-effective business aircraft, and we are extremely pleased to add it to our charter fleet ahead of what is going to be a very busy period. In addition to our existing Challenger 604s, we can accommodate fans of varying group sizes looking to travel with the utmost convenience.

“Our facility also offers the shortest distance from drop off to the aircraft, and with customs and immigration to security checks performed within the comforts of the FBO, fans will be able to board their flight within minutes.”

DCAF saw its charter enquiries increase 22 per cent month-on-month between September to October 2022 and this trend continued in the first week of November. Besides Dubai, most enquiries came from the UK, Europe and US.

DCAF’s charter flights can accommodate varying group sizes from individuals, families, groups of friends or corporates looking to entertain their VVIP clients and partners and arrive in Doha for the matches in style.

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