Manchester to Dubai

Falcona organised a private jet charter flight from Manchester to Dubai for two families, for their winter holiday. Four adults and five children. 

Entry requirements to Dubai meant that passengers had to do a PCR test 48 hours prior to departure. One of the members of the family unfortunately tested positive which meant that they couldn’t fly.

Unfortunately the aircraft had a tech issue in Rotterdam before it was due to fly to Manchester to pick up our clients. It was scheduled to position to Manchester at 06.30 am

We were notified by the operator of the issue and we immediately contacted our clients to let them know the situation, before they left for the airport. The operator and ourselves desperately tried to source another aircraft to perform the flight.

It was to no avail unfortunately as the passengers would have to take new pre-departure tests and the screening team at Manchester could not come back until 13:00 local. Screening team normally require a minimum of 24 hours to be booked. 

We searched and sourced a Bombardier Challenger 605 which was in Paris and could do the flight at 13:00 local.

We proved that the flight aircraft had a fault and that the aircraft wasn’t used for another charter flight. The passengers elected to cancel the flight under the circumstance and flew home on a commercial flight. The aircraft was out of action for 3 days and would have been available for the return trip. 

We also dropped off some catering for the family who could not travel due to a positive test the day before. 

Due to our close working relationship we worked everything out and the passengers as expected got a full refund. As the passengers were regular fliers with us, we were devastated that we could not perform the charter flight for them.  


Aircraft: Dassault Falcon 900EX

Tail: P*-*** (2001 refurb 2018)

Distance: 2484 nm


Manchester (EGCC)
Departure Time: 10:00 loc.
Flight Time: 6:42

Pax: 5

Dubai: (OMDW)
Arrival Time: 14:15 loc


Dubai (OMDW)
Departure Time: 10:27 loc.
Flight Time: 6:42

Pax: 9

Manchester: (EGCC)
Arrival Time: 14:15 loc

Handling Agents

Handling Agent: Signature Flight Support

Handling Agent: Jetex


Manchester: N/A
Dubai: Mercedes V Class x 2 


VIP Catering suitable to the time of day. 3 course menu, created by Gast Maison. 


Dassault Falcon 900EX

Falcon 900EX with an impressive 4200 nm / 7800 km  range, an incredibly comfortable cabin, and an innovative three-engine configuration is ideal for transoceanic and transcontinental trips and offers great versatility in flight planning.

Its cabin is huge. It is 6.1 feet high, 7.7 feet wide, 39 feet long (not including the cockpit) and has a total volume of 1,264 cubic feet.

Standard seating is between eight and fourteen passengers in a double-club configuration and a three-person divan. Two seats can be combined to make a full-length bed.

All of the seats are fully adjustable, swivel and can be reclined. Console tables come standard and there is room for any piece of equipment – computer, copier, scanner, TV. Even with the tables and seats, there is enough room to walk around the cabin. 

Range: 4200 nm / 7800 km

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Please note: Prices shown are estimated prices for charter of whole aircraft – alternative routes, aircraft and airports are also available upon request.