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DC Aviation Al-Futtaim provides exclusive on-site express COVID-19 testing for passengers

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DC Aviation Al-Futtaim provides exclusive on-site express COVID-19 testing for passengers  - Business aviation publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: United Arab Emirates Aircraft: Airplanes

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim’s (DCAF) customers arriving at its ultra-luxury FBO at Dubai South will now have the added convenience of taking the express Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test at its VIP lounge. DCAF has partnered with Al-Futtaim’s HealthHub, an integrated healthcare provider, to offer this exclusive service – a first from an FBO in the UAE. 

The express COVID-19 tests are provided upon request and are conducted in a dedicated VIP lounge providing complete privacy, comfort and convenience for passengers arriving in the UAE. Test results are provided within 6-12 hours for a fee of $150 (AED 550). 

DCAF is also offering customers the normal tests which are free of charge with test results provided within 36-48 hours. These tests are mandatory for passengers arriving from certain countries as per the latest directives from the UAE health authorities. 

Holger Ostheimer, Managing Director of DCAF, said: “At the start of the pandemic we promised our customers that we would take all necessary measures to reduce the risk and limit the spread of the virus. Our first and foremost priority is the health and safety of our customers and employees and we have taken steps to create a safer work environment to ensure that we continue to provide the highest levels of service that our customers have come to expect from us. Through this partnership with HealthHub, we offer our VVIP customers greater convenience and privacy by providing the test onsite. We are constantly looking for ways to enhance our clients’ experience and this service in addition to providing health and safety benefits perhaps most importantly offers greater peace of mind,” he added. 

“Since our launch, we have been proactively working with relevant government authorities to provide high-quality health services in line with international guidelines. We are pleased to work with DCAF to provide their VVIP customers with the PCR testing and we can deliver the results to them within 6 to 12 hours,” said Haidar Alyousuf, Managing Director, Al-Futtaim Health. 



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