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DC Aviation Al-Futtaim flights to the US gets pre-clearance at its hub in Dubai World Central

posted on May 10, 2015

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 10, 2015: Starting this month, VVIP customers travelling on flights operated by DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) will be able to experience the benefits of arriving in the United States of America having pre-cleared US Customs and Border Protection at its hub in Dubai World Central (DWC).

The visa waiver facility will allow DCAF’s customers to the US to conveniently go through screening, immigration, customs and agricultural checks before boarding their flight in Dubai, enabling them to avoid queues on arrival and thereby saving time.

“We are extremely pleased to offer the benefits of the US visa waiver program to our VVIP customers flying out from our hub at DWC,” said Holger Ostheimer, General Manager, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim. “The program will reduce wait times at key airports in the US by allowing our customers from Dubai to enter the US having already pre-cleared customs and immigration.” 

The DCAF facility offers exclusive lounge area that caters to the discerning needs of VVIP customers offering the highest levels of comfort, luxury and privacy exemplified through shower areas, a conference room, covered parking and an exclusive contemporary finish. Customers benefit from a dedicated ramp parking area spanning over 7,700square metres, on-site security processing facilities, the shortest distance between limousine drop-off and the aircraft steps and flexibility by having no operational restrictions therefore flying when needed..

DCAF is a joint venture between Dubai-headquartered Al-Futtaim and Germany’s DC Aviation, one of the leading European business jet operators. For more information on DCAF’s hangar and services, please visit www.dc-aviation.ae or call +971 4 870 1880.


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Notes to editors:

About DC Aviation Al-Futtaim

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) is a joint venture between Stuttgart based DC Aviation GmbH, the largest operator of business jets in Germany and one of the leading operators in Europe and Dubai-based Al-Futtaim, a privately owned UAE business conglomerate. The JV will capitalise on Al-Futtaim's strong fundamentals and presence in the Middle East, and DC Aviation’s global reputation as a premium provider of aircraft management, executive charter operations, business jet maintenance and consultation services. DCAF is the first operation to open a hangar and lounge facility within Dubai World Central.


For more information, please contact:

Lejo Johnny

PR Manager | GMASCO Marketing Communications | An Al-Futtaim group company

Tel: Direct: +971 4 208 5849 | Cell: +971 50 453 7023 | Email: lee.j@gmasco.com


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